A few days before Christmas the weather cleared and we spent an afternoon walking along the beach at Half Moon Bay. I like to misquote Tom Robbins on the Pacific as "an ocean that is anything but (pacific)." Not sure if that makes sense here, but we happened to be out on the beach on a day when the Pacific Ocean really lived up to its name. The water was clear and calm as far as one could see.
Anyway, the tide was up and fishermen were casting into the surf from the side of the road.
A little ways further down the beach, we were able to walk along the sand. At one of the fresh-water outlets, I enjoyed checking out the mix of light and dark sands winding down to the ocean and the way the flow of sand mimicked the flow of water.