Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Arcata California

Islands are more than bodies of land surrounded by water. Any place that is geographically isolated may function like an island with retention of culture brought by immigrants for a long period of time. I am vacationing in Arcata, California for a couple weeks. Arcata is a progressive city in Northern California near the coast. It has retained an environmental consciousness for over forty years. This morning I walked to the nearby Arcata  marshlands. Lovely! The lagoons are ensconced in verdant bushes so removed from the city that I felt transported to another land. Arcata is a city in sympathy with nature.

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