Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A to Z Challenge 2016: Q is for Quiet
We have been enjoying the laid back lifestyle at the beach. It is peaceful and quiet here, and other than our "work" duties, there is little that has to be done. This time of year it is mainly retired people camping. There haven't been any rowdy groups to break the calm tempo of life here.
Today we ventured into new territory. Along with a fellow park volunteer, we kayaked 4.5 miles from the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to the Charleston Bridge. Until we rounded Valino Island and could see the Charleston Bridge, we didn't see another human. It was a lovely break from civilization. The only sounds were the geese taking flight and the thwap, thwap, thwap of our paddles against the water.
I was surprised that we covered that many miles so quickly. I hadn't even stopped to eat the snack I had packed!
I took a selfie, just to prove I really am a kayaker, but I don't look especially peaceful and relaxed in this shot!
Here's a shot of the spouse and our friend, Julie, exploring near the shoreline.
What a great day of peace, quiet, and good company!