Today at sunset a strong wind blows ashore, making high surf. The newspaper says 4-6 foot in Orange County and 3 foot surf here, but the waves here dwarf people standing offshore to swim and body surf at sunset.
Pelicans like the weather, flying north along the shore in a steady stream of pairs and lone huge birds. Occasionally one torpedos into the choppy water to nab a fish.
Children run back and forth, chased by small waves.
After the sun goes down, beach patrol cars drive along the beach ordering surfers and swimmers to come in.
The moon refuses to rise, instead chasing around the bright side of the globe toward the sun.
I witness all this, and perhaps that's what we are here for: to witness.