On the first morning of the trip Kenny and I woke up at 5:00 due to the 3-hour time difference. We didn't have to meet at my cousin's house until 9:00 AM, so we decided to go to the beach. Salinas River State Beach was nearby, we drove there for our first of many visits to the shore. The fog was very thick, but we could still see some shore birds. This Curlew was working the surfline hunting for crabs and other crustaceans.