The northwest winds are blowing hard enough in these conditions (~25 knots, with gusts to ~35 knots) that it's difficult to hold a camera steady.
It's also very cold when it's this windy. I did something funny yesterday. I hardly ever need to wear gloves in Bodega Bay. When I was taking these pictures, I thought to myself, "I'm going to have to put on my (fingerless) gloves." But then I realized I already had them on!