Yesterday was a smashing success in that:
1. I woke up earlier than 8 am
2. Sashimi for lunch + danishes from Hamada-Ya Bakery
3. I got to feel sub-70F temps for the first time in three weeks! (at least for an hour, but it was enough to calm me down.)
As I drove from inland Orange County toward the coast on the 55, that lovely marine layer wove its way onto the street until I was surrounded in it. When I got to the pier at around 8, it seems a whole bunch of people had the same idea as I did–get to the beach before everyone else. However, the quiet mist seemed to envelop the morning and despite this walkway being fairly busy, I still felt peace hearing the waves and feeling the breeze sweep the pier.
Humidity and frizz aside, it was a great way to spend the Labor Day observance. After feeling cooped up and overheated at home for the last few days, it felt good to escape to cool even if only for an hour. Best $1.50 in parking fees spent.
Back to the grind today. Nowhere but onward to go.
P.S. Yes, Croc sandals. I wasn’t about to dunk any of my other shoes in sand, and the Crocs dust/wash off like a dream. Luckily the Patricia II’s don’t look too garden shoe-ish, and the foot bed is supportive and comfortable. The only thing I would have done over is buy a non-wedge/heeled version–the Patricias have a slight wedge/platform that makes long-distance walking in these intolerable (for me.) I’ve owned these Crocs for more than 5 years now and they’re still in great shape.