Mutnik, wonderful story and pics of your DD and her new friend!! They passed nearby here on the way to Bodega Bay. As the photo shows, it was a beautiful day at the beach. There's a webcam there too, that I check out daily. It's a nice one to check, cuz we can see if it's foggy or beautiful and sunny like the day your DD had. In other words. why go to the coast if it's fogged in.
Have fun and be creative!