Though the weather forecast for today called for a 100% chance of rain, when I woke at 4:00am there was no sound of falling water outside the bedroom window. I walked out onto the patio to check the sky and saw breaks in the cloud cover to the east. There was no hint of rain in the air, so I packed the motorcycle’s saddlebags with cameras and tripods and rode to Anza Narrows.

The clouds were not quite right for spectacular color when the sun rose, but this view to the north was interesting in a more subdued way.

The weather forecast was a bit amusing, since it was yet another example of the perfect slacker’s job, that of a meterologist. In what other profession can one be wrong 85% of the time without worrying about getting fired? To be fair, it may rain later today, but this morning’s weather was not at all what I expected…