I discovered this little hidden beach north of Santa Cruz while driving up the famous Highway 1 years ago. One had to climb down a meandering and steep path to get to the small beach but it was so worth it. It was years before I knew the name of this spot, but it's Shark Fin Cove and is just a bit south of Davenport.
That's where I found my little "cave by the sea." I loved the view out to the jagged coastal rocks and the glistening damp cavern walls. There was something so relaxing and peaceful and this spot felt a thousand miles from anywhere.
I've had a few people look at this one over the years and chide me for the danger of going inside a cave by the sea, the chance that a wave could have swamped the inside of it. So, it's worth noting that in truth, the image is purposefully somewhat deceptive. The "cave" was actually a large arch and I was standing on the beach beyond the opening when I captured this view through to the sea beyond.
Reality is a subject sometimes best divorced from art. So this will always remain my little cave by the sea.
October 14th, 2013
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