I picked up a copy of one of his lesser known books "Cannery Row" while there and have just finished it. It is an odd little book but I so enjoyed the quality of the writing and am re-enthused to read some more classic literature now.
The evocative writing in "Cannery Row" came to me as I walked along the Boardwalk in my home village of Steveston on the weekend. It was low tide and the muddy flats were revealed under the canneries and boat lofts that dot our part of the Fraser River close to it's mouth into the straight of Georgia.
I enjoyed focusing on the low tide as I walked a familiar, often trod path.....and I enjoyed a rare moment to take some photos in this crazy busy week.