Why I Play Piano On A Cliff Overlooking The Pacific

Why I play piano


The journey that begins as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge heading into San Francisco, is one of inspiration, awe, and wonder. But, before we travel on, perhaps a little driving music would be a nice touch.

A brief stop in the Presidio to gaze out toward Alcatraz Island, before driving through Pacifica and points south.

We’re now making our way along the cliff-side winding and roller-coaster-ish Pacific Coast Highway.

The views are spectacular. In fact…

…the scenery is so breathtaking it often makes me do strange things. Doesn’t everyone do this?

Obviously, the inspiration is contagious.

Windsurfing at Half Moon Bay. Life just doesn’t get any better.

On second thought…


8 replies
  1. Chris Phipps
    Chris Phipps says:

    So much more to see, too, as one follows 101 farther up the coast on that wonderfully picturesque road–if you have the time. It can be slow going, but well worth it.

  2. Pat Marinelli
    Pat Marinelli says:

    Thanks for the refresher on my San Francisco trip. Most of our pictures were lost because Mrs. Winchester didn’t like Hubby’s camera. Love San Jose. But I didn’t get to play the piano. Hee hee.

  3. Paul
    Paul says:


    Checked the site as I always do and just had to click on Scott MacKenzie. I actually had to go into YOU TUBE. Then of course there were many more including In the Year 2525. I first heard that in late June 1969 whilst in Norfolk, VA. It was blasting out on the Juke Boxes in the bars etc. on Virginia Beach. July 4th was celebrated on the beach with the Navy guys from NAS Oceania. I so enjoyed the 60’s.



  4. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    We used to live in San Jose and often found ourselves sightseeing on the Pacific Coast Highway. Our trips, however, were more often to Carmel for lunch and to browse the art galleries on Saturdays. We met Grace Slick there one Saturday during one of her art shows (White Rabbit).

  5. Geoff Lin
    Geoff Lin says:

    Lee, you speak well of home. I used to drive this way to get to work at my last job (in Sonoma county). Speaking of piano music, there’s an awesome restaurant situated on a cliff called the Cliff House. Great for dinner as there’s a live piano player there and the sunsets are beyond picturesque. I’d suggest getting reservations in advance. Even if not, walking around cliffside while a table opens up is great. It’s a matchless view. I sometimes take out-of-town visitors here.

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