Roger and I are on the road. We arrived at Roger's family beach house on Saturday afternoon after a long drive south from Humboldt County through the wine country, the city of San Francisco, and down to Capitola. It's 356 miles (573 km). Yes we arrived absolutely exhausted, but as soon was we opened the blinds and looked out at Monterey Bay we were invigorated. Interestingly, the view we saw out the window was different from what we usually see. Capitola Beach was full of driftwood, lots and lots of it in various piles and sizes. We don't remember seeing so much driftwood here in all the years we've looked out at this beach. There has been a lot of rain this winter here, and this is what the rain brought. It also brought out lots of people to the beach and some wonderful spontaneous driftwood art and structures. We walked down and took a look. This is what we saw.