As frustrating as California’s ongoing self-immolation performance piece has been to watch, spending time at the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen had a certain palliative quality last week. So what did you do during the break?

(More pics below the fold.)

It was low tide, so the tidepooling was excellent, thanks very much.

Yes, that last one is me and the boys. And yes again, the water was, as ever, very cold. You can’t have everything — even in California.