Sarah and I drove down to San Quentin Village in San Rafael and walked down to the small beach by the promontory just before dawn.
A rapidly moving storm front was coming in from the west and it was a thrill to watch as the sun lit up a selective group of clouds. For a matter of less than a minute some hot pink sun rays were shooting into the sky from behind the clouds.
Mostly shielded by a swath of dark clouds, the sun broke through a small gap for just a moment, casting a beam of light across the bay.
The gull activity on and around the beach was more than I'd ever seen in the past and we watched for a few minutes before heading back to the house for breakfast.