It was such a lovely day that Cafe Kevah was busier than usual; the blue and scrub jays kept to the trees - they like to retrieve crumbs from empty tables - and we weren't under an umbrella, so my left arm (not protectively tanned from being next to the car window all trip) is now festively pink. But the fresh blue crab and avocado in the eggs benedict and the superb coffee are worth it (and the sourdough toast and christopher bun - cinnamon, raisins, icing - are nothing to sniff at either).
Back up the sunny coast and across to Capitola; I know it's touristy but it's charming too, with pretty painted cottages and Cafe Violetta had my favourite ice cream flavours back in stock - ollalaberry and honey, and oregon blackberry - so we sat on the sea wall and boggled at the new sandy beach where once was a small river and piles of rock and driftwood, and debated what the distant wake was (canoe rather than dolphin) and toasted a little more before heading back to San Jose. A little work, a little packing (!), a long flight and we'll be back in London and plunging into press conferences and the London summer - joy ;-)