The walk back on the ridge was highly overcast, few interesting plants in the chaparral, and steep: all making for a cranky descent.
We had an incredible lunch in Half Moon Bay at Miramar. The seafood chowder was rich, and the sherry spiked cream was a wonderful complement to the seafood. The dungeness crab melt was with an abundant serving of the crab. We lingered for desert and i enjoyed their tiramisu.
We could look out and see near the horizon Mavericks breaking. A sailboat passed between us and the break, helping to set the scale.
Home via the hardware store. At home, i added a brace to the couch, and i think i've addressed the sense of instability. I then spent hours trying to sort out the ID of the plant above. Before i left for a committee meeting, i wrote a botanist familiar with the area. By the time i was home, she'd sent the ID. This morning i went through the key to see where i went wrong -- and i can't find the plant. I wrote the editor of the key.
I've published my observation in both iNaturalist and Calflora. Now off to the day job.
This is also posted at http://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/489906.html .