But I know a secret.
If you get out of the parking lot and take the trail down to the beach you are in a lowered depression that shelters against most of the wind.
And the temperature feels more like the mid 60s that the thermometer shows.
Since I was two and a half hours early and second in lane 8 going down to the beach trail to see if there were creatures and things waiting to have their pictures taken seemed to be a good idea.
So that's what I did.
There weren't a whole lote of pictures to be taken - at least I didn't see many - but here are the few that I saw.