The adventures and reflections of a solitary wanderer as he travels along the west coast. He realizes that each experience in life is a universe unto itself, each moment an eternity. Whether catching the perfect wave, paddling silently in misty fjords, hiking through shaded redwood groves, speeding through winding canyons on a motorcycle or simply watching a banana slug inching along a trail, the moment is everything, and life is a celebration. This is a poignant and playful love affair with life and with the land that educated and enriched him.
A must-read for all travel lovers.
‘The West Coast of the United States, also known as the Pacific Coast, Pacific states, and the western seaboard, is the coastline along which the Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean. The term typically refers to the contiguous U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington, but sometimes includes Alaska and Hawaii, especially by the United States Census Bureau as a U.S. geographic division.’
Anyone who loves to travel will not be surprised by Meade Fischer ‘s belief that travel transforms us for the better. But few of us have taken the time to analyze that transformation. In Cosmic Coastal Chronicles: Reflections of a west coast wanderer, Meade shares just how travel changes us, teaching us to be more patient, more tolerant, and more open to new ideas, perspectives, and differences. Sometimes travel and the experiences it brings can also be a little uncomfortable, but in those situations, we are all the more likely to experience transformation.
This collection of travel tales from around the Pacific West Coast is fascinating in the breadth of its scope. In this travel book the author shares his experiences and has produced a wonderful series of stories. In each case, the authors’ views and focus are centered on varying aspects of the human and physical landscape, each in such a way that they grab the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
The way the author reveals both the high and low moments, as well as the dangers and the risks that all travelers experience, in various forms, in search for what is new and novel in the world (or in this case the Pacific Coast), is both energizing and life-enriching.
By the time I had come to the end of the book, I felt that not only had I stood on foreign fields, and swam in a foreign sea, but that I had also broadened my horizons by sharing in the heartfelt emotions of the author. An enlightening read, that is bound to both edify and delight, Cosmic Coastal Chronicles is a must-read for all travel lovers. Very highly recommended. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.