I took my usual weekend stroll along the strand (Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California) today.
It was different today than ever before.
For one thing, there were no Sandpipers or Plovers or Gulls on the beach. Perhaps that was because it was pretty windy. There were gulls and pelicans flying overhead, but none landed on the beach.
But there was something else stranger and possibly disturbing: the surf was very sudsy; it was as if somebody had dumped tons of Mr. Bubble into the Bay. The edges of the surf (left behind after the waves) looked just like a bubble bath. The wind was blowing pieces off the sudsurf that looked like what you get when you blow the sudsy bubble bath foam off your hand, and the pieces went blowing along the beach like coastal tumbleweeds.
Is this a known phenomenom? I've never seen it before...