Millerton Point is a beautiful beach maybe four miles from my porch in Point Reyes. Rarely would I see another person on it. Millerton Beach consists of pebbles and – I am guessing – rotten granite. It’s designation as a National Seashore ensures clean water. The overall effect was sparkly and atmospheric. 


The town, Point Reyes Station, was a sleepy hamlet of 600 souls during the week. On weekends, it would swell to 10,000. Most visitors would come from San Francisco. I would hike and paint Monday through Friday, leaving weekends to the tourists. I spent the downtime people-watching.

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