Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing

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The familiar smokestacks that are a landmark in Moss Landing

What a great day we had on Sunday(11/4/12) kayaking at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing with our friends. It’s NOVEMBER and the weather was unbelievable! It was nearly 80 degrees and so sunny and warm! Our friends met us there. They rented a kayak and we all had a great paddle through the slough. There were, as always, countless harbor seals, sea otters, pelicans, seagulls, and many varieties of birds to enjoy . But of course the highlight of the voyage is always picnic time! We just love to scout out just the right spot to chill out and enjoy a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers while taking in the abundant beauty that surrounds us. I love nature!

There was a bit of a headwind heading back but not too bad. The tide turned at about 1:00 so the paddle back to the beach where we began our paddle in the morning was fairly easy. It’s always so fun to watch the many many harbor seals crammed up on the dock that they somehow collectively decided to commandeer . They bark and screech and push and shove one another as they soak up the warm sun and fight for a tiny spot on the dock. The noise they make is pretty amazing. It’s also fun to paddle around and see their cute little faces peek out at you from the water . They are so cute!

After our friends returned their boat and Scott and I finished loading ours onto our truck we decided it was Margarita time ! So just down the road a bit is a Mexican restaurant called The Whole Enchillada and we enjoyed our giant Mango Margaritas! Topped off a perfect day with some scrumptious nachos ! I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday! Good friends, a good paddle and Mango margaritas ! Sweet success! Cheers!

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Yippee! Mango Margeritas! What a great day!

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The dock that the harbor seals have commandeered.

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If you look closely you can see the many pelicans resting on the shore

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About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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