Jen's dad arrives with a load of decking
Yesterday was another day off the water spent on home projects at Jen’s house. While I finished up some electrical repairs Jen’s dad and cousin Patrick finished framing up a new deck and brought in the new decking.
Today wasn't all work, it started out with an early morning visit to La Jolla Shores with 16 year old local paddler named Otto Herrmann. Otto is an excellent paddler interested in Greenland style paddling, in little over one year in a boat, has mastered several Greenland style rolls and is now broadening his interests to other facets of kayaking. He called the other day to see if I’d have some time to get on the water with him while I was in town. It didn’t take a lot of arm twisting to get me motivated for a quick morning paddle up in La Jolla with a run up to Black‘s Beach to do a bit of sea kayak surfing. Of course what is a visit to La Jolla without a stop at the cliffs to see the caves and wildlife first.
The surf was small which can be excellent for surfing long boats but also allowed us easy access to the sea caves that the area is famous for. Of course we were entertained by the huge variety of sea live that can be found in the cove including Sea Lions, Garibaldi, and dolphins.
Check out this video of the day's adventures
Famous view looking out from the caves
We had a great time visiting the caves and doing a bit of surfing but all good things must end so we called it a day after a couple hours so I could get back to Aqua Adventures and work on more symposium preparations.