L was all set to hike Windy Hill today but D had a better idea. Given the mid-70s temperature, take the kayaks out of their moth ball state and head down the coast to Elkhorn Slough, which is the nearest spot for great paddling.
The otters allow you to get within about five feet before diving down into the water for an escape. One pair had a baby, which was the first time that seen an offspring.
The sea lions just lounge about in the sun, hardly lifting their heads as the humans paddle by (and cruise on the various putt-putt boats).
Maggie came along and was riveted by the larger than her ocean creatures.
Any good they did by paddling was quickly erased with lunch at their favorite Moss Landing restaurant, the Haute Enchilada…