Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sweeping The Clouds Away

With the weather back in the high 70s, hardly any swell, and perfect glassy conditions, when an invitation arose to try stand up paddling yesterday, it was an offer that couldn't be refused. With state of the art equipment courtesy of and expert instruction from my daughter, it was even more fun than anticipated. That's us, in the photo above, giving it a go. The mid 50 degree water is a huge incentive in keeping one's balance!

A local lobsterman was out pulling his traps, on the shore side of the kelp beds.

Curlews were checking random clumps of seaweed for things to eat.

That's my daughter riding a wave to the shore. The verdict on stand up paddling? Loved it! It combines exhilaration and challenge with the pure joy of being on (and sometimes in) the ocean. Am looking forward to Monday and heading back out.


High Desert Diva said...

Glad you had fun!

Would love to have weather like that during our next trip to the coast.

steven said...

golden west i dunno how i missed this magic moment!! brave cool you!!!!! steven