As soon as I pulled myself up on deck, I looked back from where I paddled and saw the flames. Oh, my god! In disbelief I saw Marine Stadium aflame. At first aghast, I watched the awe spread before me. And mere moments earlier I had paddled my yellow kayak from near the stadium back to my boat. Because I had been facing east, I had been unaware of the overhead firestorm behind me. How could I not know the shore was aflame when I had just parked my car near the shore?