If home is where the heart is, then this is home. Benicia, in Northern California, 36 miles north of San Francisco. Benicia is one of the few little towns on the Carquinez Strait, part of a tidal estuary of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers as they drain into the San Francisco Bay. Multiple beaches dot the perimeters of Benicia, and this one pictured is five minutes from my home; an almost daily sunset spot of mine to mentally go through my gratitude list for the day. The Carquinez Bridge, in the background of the photo, is one of the two bridges that cross the strait, and a focal point in town. An estimated current population is at about 29,000, so it’s a really small town feel, friendly people, and is a very artsy community with a lot of galleries and shops on Main Street; and needless to say, with the vistas we have, there are a lot of local photographers roaming around (we have a special Facebook group page where we share our photos). The move here eleven months ago was true serendipity of the highest order.
When I’m not traveling, I’m pretty content to be home.