Ventura Beach and Pier
This little guy had just been caught by a fisherman and was looking for a way back to the water. I wonder if he ended up as a crab cake.
I did not notice until I uploaded the photo that his leg is tangled in some fishing line.
Taken from at least 15 feet away.
Thanks to Anne at nikkipolani for identifying the purple flower. "That little lavender flower is called "wallflower" or Erysimum Cheiri." I knew that if anyone would know the name it would be Anne!