This photograph, which is part of my Solitary collection, was taken a little after sunrise on the banks of Stillwater Cove in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, just below Pebble Beach. The photograph is hazy, as the Soberanes fire was burning uncontrolled in the highlands during our visit, casting everything in a sepia glow. This little sailboat was bobbing amongst the bull kelp and sea otters that frequent the cove. I was captivated by the lone person on the bow of the boat, who sat there unaffected by the world that was only a hundred yards or so from him. I, too, was by myself this morning, lost in the beauty of the cove, though the dogs on their morning walks brought me back to reality as they rollicked in the waves.
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