About 1:30 pm the power went out. Well, we thought, why not go out and run errands now? We could get some lunch, too. We drove down the canyon road, through the mist and wind, and although the clouds were still glowering, the rain eased up.
We ran our errands - library books to return, buy some more flashlight batteries, pick up dry-cleaning. And as we headed back down the Coast Highway, suddenly the sky was bright. The wind was still high and cold, and the waves rolled in, and there were small clouds that scudded along the horizon.
This evening another storm is supposed to roll in. But for a brief interlude, the sun was brilliant, and so, suddenly, was the ocean.