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The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 2: A New Building Site

My quest for home continues as Thor and I decided to pursue our dream of a home with a view of sunsets over the sea.

NOTE: People have been asking to follow our progress as Thor and I pursue our quest for our dream home with sunsets over the Salish Sea. So starting with my post of 5/21/22, we set out.

It seemed that every time Thor and I traveled, we would look for rooms with a lanai or balcony overlooking the sea, and hopefully a western view for sunsets. I grew up with at least peekaboo views of those sunsets over Bellingham Bay, and always loved that time of day to watch and meditate. So we decided we weren’t getting any younger, and started looking at houses with sea views in our area. We didn’t find houses that would suit us, so decided to look for a lot to build. At first visit last fall, this .85-acre lot on a high waterfront bank overlooking the Salish Sea had a great view of the sea and islands, but the lot itself had been illegally clear-cut and was very rough.

I did love the drama of winter storms coming in.

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2 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 2: A New Building Site”

  1. I so look forward to sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the sunset…and the occasional whale.

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