We camped near a warm pool that used to be a rivermouth that dumped into the Pacific Ocean. It has all but dried up due to California's drought. To us it was a post-surf spa, warming our bones after a cold surf, cleaning the salt off our faces and wetsuits. When the surf was up, we were in the water until the sky went dark, and on a moonless night, the waves were impossible to judge. We were forced to get on dry land.