But I needed to clear my head a bit so rode down to the beach before it either started raining again or got too hot.
At my turn around point, I noticed black figures in the surf. Just as I realized they were dolphins, not surfers, another guy stopped and speculated they might be orcas. But if there were that many orcas (at least twenty scattered around) I think it would have been a much bigger deal. And when he suggested the water was warmer than usual, I pointed out they like the waters of Alaska. So, I'm saying dolphins, and this picture of Monterrey Bay dolphins supports my conclusion.
I was just going out for the exercise, so I had my pocket camera with me, not the good one that would have made those black dots individually distinguishable. Clicking on the picture will help a bit. You can see how grey a day it is.
And there was also some excitement on Rose as a film crew was somehow doing its thing without really blocking traffic too much. I promised myself I could remember the name I saw on some of the vehicles, but all I can remember is Down Under, which was the mnemonic that was going to help me remember. It's two words, one of which is either Down or Under. I'm guessing it was something with Under.