Saturday, October 23, 2010
It rained last night, and the forecast was not great for today (Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010) but pal Mike and I planned to paddle regardless. His neighbor Kirby joined us for his initial voyage, and I'm pretty sure he's hooked. It was a GORGEOUS day; the tide was high at 4.6 ft., the bay was glass, and the temps perfect. We paddled from Pasadena Point north past the estuary, near the museum point, and then headed west to the sand spit. Along the way we enjoyed fine conversation and watched dozens of jumping seals, diving pelicans, cormorants and terns feeding on a school of (?- my neighbor says the mackerel are running) fish. There were seals everywhere, and one in particular seemed to take a liking to Kirby. Over on the sand spit side, we paddled south until we took out at a nice place to get out and walk up on the dunes to get that amazing 360 degree view of the bay and ocean. We headed back to Pasadena Point and spotted many more seals and birds on the way back. Perfect!