Today our son Ben took us to Ocean Beach or OB as the locals call it. Quaint shops and eateries lined the street leading to the bay. We enjoyed first rate tacos (mahi, yellowfin, lobster) at a restaurant along the strip, then walked down to the beach. A sea breeze came off the water as the tide came in. Like a boy, I sifted sand through my toes. The sand was warm and soft, the water cold, a pleasant contrast. I was surprised by the cleanness of the sand and the clarity of the water and the comfortable breeze. My past experiences at beaches have not been very pleasant ones but if I lived in California I might be tempted to spend many hours down by the seashore.