Tag Archives: encinitas

HIPPIE BEACH BUMS by Peter Nolan Smith

Every evening the breeze off the Pacific wreathed the coastal towns north of San Diego in a thin mist. The July mist wreathed the towns north of San Diego and a clear dew clung to the flowers well through the morning. Some time before noon the sun pierced the overcast and its rays evaporated the […]

AMONG THE REDWOODS by Peter Nolan Smith

The June sun burned off the mist haunting Monterey harbor. A lone fishing boat motored to sea. Sailing boats bobbed in its wake and pleasure craft wavered in their slips, however the only sign of life that morning along Ocean View Avenue were two cats fighting over a mangled fish carcass. Overfishing in the 1940s […]

SPEAKING WITH SEALS by Peter Nolan Smith

August turned hot in San Diego. Floe and I slept outdoors under the stars. Two sleeping bags served as our mattress and a single sheet covered our bodies throughout the night. I told her everything. After recounting the fight with the junkie thieves in Haight-Ashbury, she said, “You scare me.” “Why?” I was telling her […]