Having stayed up too late the night before, I barely made it to breakfast the next morning – and I was very glad I did make it – I had blueberry pancakes and bacon made to order. I LOVE bacon, and therefore never keep it in the house, because it would be eaten way too quickly.
I spent a littlle while in the lovely courtyard of the B&B taking some photos:
and then it was time to go to Elkhorn Slough (pronounced “slew”) about 20 miles north of Monterey, and a place where there is a lot of wildlife, to go on a Kayaking trip.
Let’s review my experience. I went once with my cousins to a bay here in Marin, and it was when I had absolutely no upper body or back strength. It was not a pretty picture. The second time I went was in the southeast in South Carolina and even did a tiny bit of sea kayaking in the beginning and end. So, one tough time, one ok time.
The slough is a dead end saltwater body, so it’s much easier than sea kayaking, although the wind can pick up in the afternoon (which it did). Fortunately, I have no picture of me in the kayak garb – these were closed kayaks, so there was a lot to wear, including the skirt that seals you in the kayak. My major benefit was that since I was alone, I went with our guide, Brian, who could clearly handle little ol’ me.
We saw jellies, cormorants, pelicans, seals sea otters and all manner of wild things. Because it was a weekday, we were among the few that were there, so it was wonderful — I felt so close to the natural world.
After this adventure, it was time for dinner. Being completely spend and having no originaility at all, I went back to Tillie-Gort’s, and then was collapsing into to watch more Dexter and knit a tiny, tiny bit.