These are the stairs that lead down from D Street to the beach. Starbucks has not yet put a store here, so I had to do without my usual morning coffee.
Fortunately, not only are flip-flops acceptable at my office, they are encouraged.
The beach was pretty empty around 8:00 when I began my commute. Surfers seem to be a perpetual part of the landscape here -- sure enough, many were around. I can't imagine ever having a hobby/lifestyle that dictated such early mornings.
I naively assumed the tide was simply out during the mornings and in during the evenings. I knew there'd be a chance I'd have to get my feet wet, though. My main worry was my laptop, which I was carrying in my backpack. Wisely I had put two plastic shopping bags around it, making it impervious to water.
water main breakage affecting all lanes
I thought I'd just have water around my ankles. My mistake -- I arrived to the office with drenched shorts (but laptop intact).
I'm not sure that I'll repeat this route soon, but it was fun nevertheless.