With my Channel Islands Expedition approaching I went down to the coast for a couple days of training paddles. Day one was a solo trip From Bodega Bay up to Jenner to get some distance in (around 30 miles). Conditions were very mellow so a good representation of what we expect in Southern California.
The paddle went well and in addition to the nice scenery of coastline I passed a couple whales playing just outside the breakers on Bodega Head on my way out. They were still there when I returned and had attracted a large crowd on the cliffs above. There seemed to be three or four of them playing just outside the waves - closer in than I wanted to go. But they ended up working their way out and actually came close enough to get a few good pictures.
pictures as I would have liked. I don't think Sean has to worry about his fitness as much and Pedro and I need to worry about keeping up. But then Sean is planning to circumnavigate the islands we are simply visiting so he has further to paddle.