I have heard a lot of talk on the local news about the rising popularity of the staycation (a vacation when you stay at home). We have done this often in the past - but last weekend was not the best time to stay in the bay area:
This is the view down the main street - normally you can see the hills, and even the end of the road - what you can see is the smoke from the fire in the Santa Cruz mountains.
We spent the holiday weekend over the mountains here...
As well as beachcombing (too cold to swim) we also took our bikes so Finlay got a lot of practise on his new mountain bike.