Patrick’s Point on the Humbolt Coast. A deep, wide stretch of smooth rock beach, undulating between very fine and large rocks wet by surf and drying.? They slide on each other easily, forcing a slow walk, enticing one to gaze down at their multi-hued gray golden loveliness.? Opaque quartz everywhere, but the one who has a discerning eye and is patient for quality finds agates.? They let the light clear through and are smoother in the hand than the others, often found shining in the footsteps of those who came before. ? Best to come right as the tide recedes but always some somewhere on this grand sweep of beach, golden in the sunlight, you too shining in the company and true-hearted conversation of a new friend, the depth and play of that, the “come here, I have something I want to show you” hand-in-hand discovery of it all.