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A Saturday Hike…The Pipeline Trail

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This weekend we decided to take a hike on the Pipeline trail. Scott had gone on this hike with a group earlier in the week while I was in class. We just love being out in nature and this trail was so beautiful. We spent about three hours hiking and enjoyed every minute of it. After we got up to the waterfall we enjoyed a nice picnic but wondered why we didn’t bring a bottle of wine to enjoy!! What were we thinking? Oh well, it was such a nice spot to just sit and chill and we soaked up all the natural beauty around us. I took lots of photos of interesting leaves and a few wildflowers to share with you. Next time we will have to take the good camera and see if we can get some better pictures than I can get with my iPhone. We passed a couple who had hired a guide to take them on this hike and they said that they had spotted a sloth and a small viper but we didn’t see much more than lot’s of birds. Those guides probably know exactly where to look for all the critters but we were just too busy soaking up all the flora and Fauna to spot any wildlife, maybe next time. There are so many trails to explore and we are really looking forward to seeing many more magical places as time goes by. We are still pinching ourselves and saying, “we live here!” What a wonderful Adventure we are on….

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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!

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