OK - Gray Fox it is! No joke on that. Just lovely four-legged wildlife that is not so often seen on the beach. It was a fabulous distraction from the stresses of the world, and a reminder of pure joy.
I tried to get a picture but failed.
Later in the day I watched a flutter of birds as they discovered all the ripe seagrapes on our big grape tree. An utter ballet of bird-dom.
Then just between dusk and dark the moon came up and there was a moment where the light danced on the water like exploding diamonds.
It was a perfect day and one for which I will be forever grateful.