From the Back of a Motorcycle #11: Pacific Surf

Every three motorcycle rides or so we go along the coast of the Pacific past all the people enjoying the So Cal surf.

This is the eleventh post in a series featuring one of my photos taken from the back of our (moving) Honda Sabre Shadow, paired with words I wrote while on a ride with my husband.

Pacific surf


Today’s motorcycle ride took us along the coast,

Past eager boogie boarders,

Surf exploring dogs,

and scents of salt and seaweed fresh on the breeze.

~ experienced from the back of a motorcycle, april 29, 2012~


Thank you for visiting. I wish I could take all of you on our rides with us! Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. :D  And stay tuned for more poetry in motion.



12 thoughts on “From the Back of a Motorcycle #11: Pacific Surf

  1. Meghan Post author

    I took that shot with my little, ancient Canon Powershot. It really is hard to get good shots on the ocean/beach when we’re going by so fast. Mostly because of all the powerlines and the sizes and near/far of the beaches.

  2. Meghan Post author

    Thank you Y. One thing I love about riding is the immediacy of scents. Orange blossoms, horse barns (heaven to a horsewoman), fields of different crops, the ocean…

  3. Meghan Post author

    Thank you Paricia! I keep hoping one of these days I’ll catch some of the great big pelicans who fly over the surf, but by the time I see them, it’s usually too late for a good shot.

  4. Meghan Post author

    Believe me I am SUPER cautious. And I only do it on warm days when my hands aren’t cold and slippery. In a way I can’t believe I do it either because my phone is so important to me. I keep it in a pocket that is easy to get in and out of. I take the glove off the hand that gets it out of the pocket. Then I place the phone in the hand with the glove on (nice leather with a good grip). I use my non-gloved hand to press the screen for the shots. I am always very slow and thoughtful the whole time I do it. I never take it out quickly or when we are on bumpy roads or highways. That said, I really do need to make some kind of loop for it. Also, not all shots are from my phone. The one in this post was taken by my old Canon Powershot.
    Oh, and remember, I am on a cruiser so I don’t need to hold on to my hubby to stay on the bike. I have a backrest.

  5. nharvey

    I’ve been wondering… how do you have the confidence that you won’t drop your phone when you’re riding on the back of a motorcycle? I can only imagine I’d be paranoid about that, but then I can be rather clumsy.

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