Monday, May 28, 2012

Quarry and Park Ridge Loop Trail

After a morning of kayaking, what better way to spend an afternoon than taking the Quarry and Park Ridge trails loop from South Bay Blvd? OK, maybe you can thing of something better, but this hit the spot for us, as Mike, Clarice, Susan and I did the 2.5-3.0 mile loop with great views of the ocean, bay and surrounding foothills. It would have been perfect except Susan and I found 7 ticks between us when we got home, despite having checked at the end of the hike. We are still hoping that 7 was all of them......
Susan on Park Ridge Trail overlooking Morro Bay

Memorial Day Weekend Paddle

Bennett and Ron dwarfed by the dredger
Well, the back bay had about a spoonful of water in it, so we headed to Morro Bay to paddle from the Tidelands Marina. Mike, Bennett, Ron, Lorelei and I headed into the breeze and into the incoming tide; destination Morro Rock. The weather just kept getting better as we paddled. Lots of rental kayaks out and people having fun. We hugged close to the rock to keep our distance from the dredger that was on its way in. We paddled over to the north jetty and along it, just checking stuff out, and eventually out into the harbor entrance itself, where, true to form the ocean showed just how powerful it is even on a calm day. The trip back was almost too easy, with the wind and tide pushing us home.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Boogie Boarding at 24th Street

Mike M. and I at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. We met fellow b-boarders Mary and Lorelei for a venture into the surf. A bit chilly today. Mike and I got beat up pretty good trying to surf the break. Lots of great rides, though.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super Moon Paddle in Los Osos

Well, the moon appeared to me as a regular full moon (not the super moon of media coverage), but with a high tide and a windless, cloudless night, it was a great time for a moonlit paddle. Four of us headed out from the Cuesta inlet at sunset and spent 2 hours paddling the back bay along the sand spit and shark inlet. It was a beautiful night of paddling and friendship, enjoyed by all.