Driving PCH up the coast is one of life’s great pleasures. All the better if one can do so free of time demands and introduce oneself to the personalities of each of California’s beach towns. Newport Beach is one of them where blue sky meets sand and everyone is outdoors. I love early mornings at the Wedge with a strong cup of great coffee in a takeaway cup, a camera with a powerful zoom lens and some great waves. It is the perfect start to a perfect day.