Our hosts are a delightful couple who live high on a hilltop, overlooking the Bay from the east. When we first arrived, Mark took us on a walk to see the sun set from a swing at the top of the hill.
There is an atmosphere of community here that is really quite wonderful. Tess and I are not the only guests. We are joined by a young couple from Europe and a woman who is transitioning to permanent living in this area. The mix of personalities makes for engaging conversations. This makes me think about how I might modify my own hosting practice when I return home. I like the connection and community that this shared space facilitates. It is unpredictable, but grounding.