We had a really nice visit. It'd been 20 years or so, and while we keep in touch online, it's definitely not the same as a visit. We went to Arnie's and I showed him Edgewater Beach as the last of the evening light was disappearing. And then I was there again this morning, as it's my usual Thursday spot.
After three laps around the tank farm, I was hemming an hawing about whether I should go over to the other beach. Just then, another walker emerged from the darkness going the other direction, so I decided to head over. The timing wasn't great and I had to wait for the ferry traffic for a bit, but the view was good while I waited.
The light was great on the way to the beach, but ultimately I couldn't do much there.
The tide was pretty high, and I saw some activity up ahead, so I came back up off the beach onto the paved path. Just then, I heard a seal barking, really loudly. I walked over to a little hill and tried to get a look at it, but couldn't see it. So I walked away and heard it again, went back, couldn't see it, rinse, repeat. My guess is that the people I saw were either the Seal Sitters or called them and were waiting for them to cordon the area off. I didn't feel like causing any issues, so I left.
5 miles in 1:45, 11,227 steps, 181ft gain
The cloud cover was thick and moving fast enough to see with the naked eye, so I made a video on the way home.