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Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

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Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:41 am

One of the few places in the Bay Area that is a must do for kayakers is Elkhorn Slough. It also helps that Monterey Bay Kayaks (kayak rental) has a store in the mouth of the slough. Since I already had a kayak, I was ready for this...

http://www.meetup.com/bay-areakayakers/events/89140422/

Being there the first time, I had to jump at the chance of going. It was a perfect day. Normally there's a head wind paddling back to the mouth of the slough, but as the title says, "Wind, what wind?"

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Seven adventurers enter through the mouth of the slough (Brooke, Carolyn, Eric, John, Kathy, Nancy, and me).

Sirens wail, warning us to beware of the slough and to go back.

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Re: Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:19 am

There was a slight head wind paddling into the slough. So I raised my sail. :biggrin:

Almost 3mph.


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I think the seals were more curious of me than I of them.

I had a captive audience sailing by. :tup:

A train passing through?


I remember afterwards that train tracks ran through Kirby Park (another Elkhorn Slough put-in).

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Re: Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:25 am

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We entered the eastern side of Rubis Creek.

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Re: Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:41 am

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Re: Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:49 am

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Re: Wind, what wind? - Paddling the Elkhorn Slough

Postby Seek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:57 am

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This is one of the not so normal days at the slough. No 40 knot head winds coming back, great weather, and great company! :rockon:
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