When your heart starts to call out for spontaneity and adventure, you answer. I called Amber at 10pm on a Tuesday night in Yuba City and asked her to join me on an impromptu trip to the Lost Coast of California. She didn't even hesitate to say yes! We packed my little Nissan Sentra to the brim and left that next morning at 11am.
Back story, Amber is the first fellow photographer friend I've ever made off of Instagram. We had met once before for tacos (I trusted her the moment she told me she wanted Antonios in Yuba City. If you for some reason ever find yourself in Yuba, you CANNOT leave without having a 75 cent taco. I forbid you.) and hit it off right then and there. I feel so fortunate for this trip solely for the fact that I got to know this incredible woman and influencer.
So, we made our way up to the coast missing many things. This trip was definitely a learning experience. After a 4 hour drive, we arrived at our campgrounds and set up shop.
We spent the first hour or so forging for firewood, because neither of us remembered to bring any. Luckily, I had remembered to grab a lighter before we exited civilization. As soon as we got a fire going, it was smooth sailing. Being completely disconnected from the digital world, and fully submerged in genuine connected is exactly what both of our creative spirits needed
The next morning we gathered our things and made our way back up to Redway and had breakfast at the BEST little diner I have honestly ever been too. I went home with a new appreciation for organic food and buck wheat pancakes. We then set out to Shelter Cove for a full day of hiking and shooting! Here are some of my favorite shots from the day. The ones of myself were taken by Amber! (@alwaysambering on Instagram.)