At the Red Apple Cafe, Aptos, California, looking north through weeds and over vineyards toward Highway 1. 26 July 2022.
Dead crab. Seacliff State Beach, Aptos, Calif. 7:09 p.m. PDT, 26 July 2022.
Sand and ocean beyond. Seacliff Pier at upper right. Seacliff State Beach, Aptos, Calif. 7:09 p.m. PDT, 26 July 2022.
California dirt in ditch adjacent to State Park Drive, just east of Highway One, Aptos, Calif. 8:30 a.m., 27 July.
A bagel “with herbs.” Windmill Cafe, Santa Cruz, Calif. 27 July 2022.
“We’re looking at options,” said the man, perhaps into a phone, at extreme left in photo looking east from near Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, Calif. about 11:45 a.m., 27 July 2022.
Bright colors at bottom edge of our hotel room’s balcony. 2:19 p.m., 27 July 2022.
The view north from my seat outside Peet’s Coffee, Aptos, Calif. (Soquel Drive passes this spot on the right of the photo.) 7:18 a.m., PDT, 28 July 2022.
View above my table outside Peet’s, 8:19 a.m. PDT, 28 July.
View north from my table at Peet’s, after morning clouds left, 8:32 a.m., 28 July.
Plants near the beach at Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove, Calif. 28 July 2022.
A crabby fellow at Asilomar State Beach. 28 July.
Beach stuff. Asilomar. 28 July.
More beach stuff at Asilomar. 28 July.
Pacific Ocean up close, Asilomar beach. 28 July.
Lovely flower and my my wife’s hand, near Nut Hut, Mission Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif. 28 July.
Colory fountain near Nut Hut off Mission Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif. 28 July.
A raspberry at a street curb on Ocean Avenue near Mission Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif. 28 July 2022.
A view of my table, midway through our meal at Geisha Sushi, Capitola, Calif. 29 July 2022.
The Soquel Creek seems to not quite get to the ocean at Capitola. 29 July 2022.
I take a viewpoint on Viewpoint Rd sign, Aptos, Calif. 29 July 2022.
I take a different viewpoint on Viewpoint Rd. 29 July 2022.
My wife, Maria, crawls out from the Fremont tree, in which we and others had been standing. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. 30 July 2022.
I hand-measure a banana slug in old-growth redwood trail of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. 30 July 2022.
A view south through my window not long after our jet took off from San Francisco airport, 1:41 PDT, 31 July 2022.
Looking southeast after we took off from Salt Lake City, about 8:27 p.m. MDT. 31 July 2022.
I-94 and, to its right, LaBagh Woods, I think. Chicago. 11:41 p.m. CDT, 31 July 2022.