Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Morro Bay paddle June18, 2008
Another quick late afternoon paddle today after a day of landscaping (pathway around plantings). Out on the water from 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Sunny and warm (high 70s) with a 5-10 mph wind from the SW. Paddled into the wind and into the corner of the bay known as shark inlet. Water too low to go all the way back. Noticed almost no birds until reaching the sand spit, where a handful of egrets were fishing the shoreline. I did notice lots of little ripples and jumps from small fish, and wondered why no birds were around. It didn't take long until approx. 30 pelicans in small groups showed up and feasted, diving into the water all around me. The dives were from glides just over the surface, as the depth was shallow. Great to watch. Got my rudder adjusted, and is working fine! Tides during paddle today between 2.5 and 2.7 feet. No pics.