it struck me while I was there just how similar the place is to Burning Man. there is desert, and a featureless expanse (of ocean instead of playa).
there is this large structure that can be seen for miles, marking a point where there is a metropolis, guaranteed to have at least something going on at any time of day or night (at least during the high season).
there is camping, including being woken up by the sun, and the gathering together of people to share in nature and just being together. there are fires, and there are lights in the night; stars above and the world below.
there are places you can go to be truly alone, surrounded by sky, sand, and ocean, giving one that being at the end of the world feeling, and in minutes, you can be among people of all descriptions enjoying life. did I mention plenty of drinking and good food?
there is plenty to do, including doing nothing, which we did a very relaxing amount of.
and there is the hard transition back to real life, missing the sounds; in this case of the ocean, the wind whistling, and the gentle sound of sap falling from the trees.
already looking forward to next year..