We spent four days at the coast. It coincided with an unusual heatwave there with temps in the 90s. We did get out for a few nice walks, and on Friday May 16th there was a fantastic minus tide.
Heading toward New Brighton Beach
The low was a -1.2 at 6:28 am, so we headed out at 7:15 and walked to New Brighton Beach. We hadn't seen a tide that low in a couple of years. It was grand.
Heading back to Capitola
After the walk, Roger and my twin brother rented kayaks and paddled out to the kelp beds. They had a fantastic time. The bay was accommodatingly calm and the temps were mild and comfortable. I stayed on the wharf and watched them go, photographing them, and enjoying their adventure vicariously.
On one of the very hot days, there was a stunning 22 degree halo around the sun. It had a lower arc of some sort that was quite beautiful. Anyone out there know what this is, a circumhorizontal arc?
Then, because the sky always has to blow my mind, a fantastic parhelic circle formed. It's so good to know and trust that amazing skies happen everywhere, if you don't mind straining your neck every few minutes to take a look.
There was a full moon on May 14th. I photographed it rising above the bay. Roger's daughter Indigo gave birth to our grand-daughter Luna Faye at 10:07 pm that night. She's our beautiful full moon grand-daughter.
Skyping with Indigo and Luna Faye, and Elena holding Ian