Curiosity got the better of me so I put my coffee aside and went to look out the front window.
I saw that a coast guard helicopter was making passes over the marshland, then circling around to come back to hover over the shoreline in front of the houses.
The coast guard helicopter approaching the shore.
The wind was ferocious this morning, as you can tell by the whitecaps on the water of the bay. I am sure the pilot of the chopper had his hands full keeping the craft stable in the gusting wind.
The helicopter hovered here for some time before turning and circling around again. This happened about three or four times, before it finally turned a final time and flew off over the bluff. Makes a person wonder what on earth was going on down there.