As wonderful as sunshine is, I always get excited about gloomy mornings. I really love the way the seaside looks under cloud-covered skies... I guess I'm just a NorCal girl at heart. :) This morning I headed to Newport Pier for a quiet stroll along the beach. The scenery was peaceful in every direction I looked: surfers waiting in the ocean below for their next wave, fishermen waiting for their next catch, and couples walking hand-in-hand along the pier. It was a nice way to start the morning!