The plan was to head towards the coast to do some beach photoshoot, but while I was driving I could see the coastal fog just over the top of the ridges. I usually take Hwy 84 to reach ca-1 from Sunnyvale which puts me very close to Pescadero State Beach. On the way ther is a small diversion one could take(Skyline Blvd) to reach Russian Ridge. Having seen some beautiful coastal fog photos from this location, I headed towards it, but soon the fog was above me and I had no view of the coast line. I drove back and headed towards the coast anyways. Being totally under the fog, there was obviously no direct sunlight, but I decided to walk along the beach anyways.
With the sky completely covered by fog, I turned my attention to the sand and found some patterns. These patterns, at first glance looked like colored streaks left behind by the waves. But upon closer inspection they turned out to be little groves made in the sand by the waves.