Waning Crescent Moon
On a cool, breezy Friday morning I decided to head for the beach to walk and get away from the smoke that was beginning to encroach upon San Juan Bautista. The smoke was coming from a prescribed burn on the Monterey County side of the divide. It was kind of cool-looking at first.
The beach was mostly clear - just a few groups of walkers and families starting their days in the Sun. LOTS of birds, especially pelicans, snowy plovers, and curlews. It's rare for me to see a live crab, but I was lucky enough to see one side-stepping across the sand, leaving little scratch mark "footprints" behind.