A few weeks back, we took a little drive( almost two hours) out to the beach. This particular spot sits on the very edge of the Pacific Plate. On the other side is the North American Plate. When Steely Dan says, 'California tumble into the sea' , this is one of the bits they are talking about. It was chilly that day. It is, after all, January, even in California. But the sun was glorious and the mood jovial. A few days after this we got the most significant rainfall of this otherwise dry winter.