It's a long weekend, so why not a long paddle? We decided to put in at Albert Head Park, and paddle around to Witty's Lagoon. It was a very low tide, so we knew we had no chance of getting into the lagoon itself, but it's always an enjoyable paddle to get there.
We headed out. It was Louise, Paula, Bernie and myself today.
As we rounded Albert Head, Bernie ventured a little further out....
...and then I glanced over and saw him against the mountains. Then I saw the valley and tried to get a shot of him at the base of the valley. I started yelling at him to stay still!
It's not easy to coordinate two kayaks on a rolling ocean, but eventually I got the picture.
As we neared Witty's Lagoon, this heron decided to pose for me.
We put ashore for a quick stretch...
...and this little guy ran by.
For the return trip, we had a surf launch. Okay, not much of a surf, about three inches or so, but it still counts as a surf launch. Louise headed through some rocky islets near the lagoon.
Here, a heron was doing a little fishing.
We drifted between the rocks....
...and by a seal.
There were some pretty cool-looking jellyfish out. We don't usually see purple ones like this.
Then I spotted a strange looking rock on the shore.
Only it wasn't a rock, it was a deer sleeping on the beach.
He didn't seem too worried about me. I guess he figured that I wasn't going to suddenly crawl out of the ocean.
And a few minutes later, we saw another deer up on the rocks.
Another great paddle in the greatest place on earth!
John's photos are here.