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10 January 2010 @ 12:00 pm
Wintry Beach Trip  
Place: Half Moon Bay
Date: January 10, 2010
Weather: Mostly cloudy but very little wind.
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Princeton
Looking north toward Princeton and the Mavericks.


Creek I
Along the beach in Half Moon Bay there are several creeks that empty out into the Pacific.


Creek II
Intriguing pattern made by the creek on the beach.


Beach House
This is as far north as you can walk on the beach.


Poles
Near the north end, wooden poles had been driven into the ground as a wave break.


Clouds
The sun was trying to break through. It didn't succeed but it made for beautiful skies.


Wave
In the afternoon there were some thundering swells. I spent a lot of time just looking at them.


Snowy Plover
Snowy plovers are hard to photograph because they're so tiny and almost always in motion. When they run, their legs move so fast you can't see them. Here's on that's uncharacteristically still.


Flower
It's California, so something will always be in flower. This is a European sea rocket, Cakile maritima.