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 , leaving weekends to the tourists. I spent the downtime people-watching.