On the way to Monterey, I often drive by a stretch of California Highway 1 where I get a good sense of the wind condition by looking at the waves and by how much white — and wave action — I see on top of the water.
Yesterday was the calmest I have ever seen these waters. The ocean was so flat — and smooth like glass, almost like a lake instead of the Pacific Ocean.
Normally, there are HUGE waves at this beach, and this is the sign posted at the entrance.
We do have a rainstorm today, and heavy rains are expected all weekend. So the saying we have all heard “the calm before the storm” is so true. And so strange.
The air was so still last night, and it was a beautiful evening, in contrast with this morning. It has been quite windy this morning, and one of our garbage cans just blew by the side of the house. Ah yes, hello winter weather!