We drove over to the coast yesterday. Driving up the highway it poured and was a bit dicey, but once we got off the interstate it cleared up and then it was an easy rest of the trip. We got here around noon and unloaded the car (it was so full--we brought out two big boxes of Christmas decorations, a bunch of presents, and Tim's stand mixer in addition to the regular stuff we bring out. Less stuff will be going back to Eugene!). We got the dogs and the bird settled in and then grabbed some lunch at the pub. There have been some high winds lately--
these are the newspaper boxes that are sheltered at the brew pub--you can see that the tops are coated in sand if you look closely.
It was stormy for most of the day and then there was this, for a few minutes, at around 4:30.
And a little bit of brightness for your solstice:
Dewberry turned out lovely.
And now finally finally, here is a video I made for my friend Matt, the surfer. It is a bit long but please keep watching til the end for something kind of amazing. I suggest to Matt on the video that he watch the right hand side of the video--the Cape--to see what happens. Please keep in mind that the cape you see here is over 100 feet high.