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Salmon and Turquoise

Salmon and Turquoise



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Sunrise in DogLand

Salmon and Turquoise

Once in a while, dawn patrolers are presented with a special treat as they search the coast for waves before daylight. The sun and the clouds conspire to create a cosmic light show in the heavens that inspires and astounds. And so it was this morning in DogLand. I pulled the surf mobile into a parking spot, let Trixie out for some doggy fossicking, and could tell immediately the show was about to begin over my head.



Sunrise in DogLand

Schultz was about

A shadowy figure stood in the dark sith a familiar silhouette: Schultz was about. If there had been doubt about the identity, it was gone in a flash. The S man approached, greeted me, and began his non-stop patter at high velocity. Words issue from his mouth with a speed few others achieve. My ears have to work overtime to hear them all. Suffice to say I often hear this only as background noise and don't try to stay with it.



Sunrise in DogLand

'Tsup?

As Schultz's monologue continued, a steady stream of headlights pierced the gloom; a caravan of standup paddlers was invading "our" break. Seems a gathering of the monster boards and stick wielders was afoot, with a few butt surfers mixed in for extra measure. Meanwhile, infrequent but fun sized waves scoured the reef, and decent lines even scored the north cove. But the real star of this morning was the sky above, painted with art deco colors of deep salmon and bright turquoise. Scallops and fans and sprays of these colors spread across the canopy of the heavens. As the sun approached its destiny with the eastern horizon, the colors deepened, scanned slowly across the canvas, then lightened into the first signs of real daylight. A real treat to start the morning.


CU Out There,

DogMan


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