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By John Wiley
Often the air on our beaches is cool, when just a quarter mile up it's much hotter - and sometimes bumpy.
That was our greeting Wednesday evening, as a Sundowner was blowing heat out over the ocean while a cool breeze wafted ashore below it. Elings Park still sported a soft splash of yellow near the paraglider launch.
Nearby, many people were cooling off and hopefully social distancing at Hendry's. Green was giving way to brown at More Mesa. UCSB was so deserted that on the full-size version of this pic we counted only eight people on campus. More people were enjoying the beach and surf at Coal Oil Point.
When will we be welcoming visitors who glimpse the beautiful scenery flying into our lovely town again?