On 7 September, 2021, I took a day trip with my mom and traveled along California's State Route 1. I went to Pescadero State Beach, Pescadero Marsh, Pistachio Beach, and Pigeon Point Lighthouse. All of the locations are in Pescadero, CA.
I think for a lot of people, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to develop new mental health issues, or worsening of mental health issues in people who already have them. For me, I've had worsening PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I've also been having the occasional panic attack from claustrophobia (from being stuck at home), and I suffered from half a year of anorexia (if you followed me on my blog for years, you probably noticed the weight loss). I'm sure a lot of others are in the same boat, and I've heard similar stories from my friends and my peers. Due to COVID-19, my family and I (despite being fully vaccinated) are still too scared to go out and join the crowd this past Labor Day weekend (and I really don't want to get stuck in traffic breathing in exhaust fumes anyways). My mom and I really needed this day trip, and it has definitely made me feel a lot better. We picked the day after Labor Day weekend so there wouldn't be so many people (I had a really bad claustrophobia attack over the long weekend). I want to hear the roar of the ocean to help me relax, and not the chitter chatter of a ton of people (which I'm guessing was the entire San Francisco Bay Area population and beyond) during Labor Day weekend.
Here are the cellphone photos I took on the trip. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on this trip too.
It was super foggy that day, and very dark which kind of sucked due to my limited vision, but made great lighting for portrait photos of me. Silver lining I guess. 😂 I had to have my white cane with me for pretty much the entire day, and use it to get to and from a beach, in parking lots, and on trails, since my vision is impaired (due to visual snow syndrome and migraines). While I am not fully blind, I am night blind and have trouble getting around in poorly lit conditions. My mom held my white cane when she took photos of me because I hate having to show my white cane in photos. I know some of you may be wondering since you've seen my white cane in previous posts, or through the posts I have on social media.
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