We tried to escape the smoke along the coast and did not succeed. The smoke was definitely worse around Point Reyes and only slightly cleared up around Jenner beach. I could at least smell salt in the air and the sunset even looked beautiful, though it felt eerie. The zeitgeist is definitely unearthly and it feels like some dystopian novel has opened and is bleeding into our world. Does a princess need to be named? I wish it were that easy.