This may be my last upload of the year. I've injured my finger and I can only type with one hand for a while!
First light at the northern tip the Monterey penninsula about 90 miles south of San Francisco. It was one of those mornings that really makes you feel so fortunate to be alive to see this in person. The birds were out and the surf was up. In the distance about 40 miles away to the north are the 3,000 foot Santa Cruz mountains.
This was another very 'refreshing' image to make but I had my plastic bag at hand. It may appear as though I sometimes make light of the dangers of the Pacific, but I do respect the sea. Just last week, a big wave rider named Peter Davi lost his life in 70 (yes seventy!) foot surf not far from here. He was preparing for the Mavericks surf contest by riding the big ones nearby.