Friday, January 06, 2012
This morning we drove over to the little fishing village north of here to go kayaking. We were a group of 18 people, some on double kayaks but mostly singles. There was little wind, the sea was calm and it was warm enough for my kayak shorts and a t-shirt (covered by a bulky life jacket). We kayaked for about 2 hours and had a wonderful surprise when we rounded the point - there we several groups (schools?) of sea lions (lobos marinos) playing, fishing and sunning themselves. They were so much fun to watch, they jump out of the water like dolphins but their head is like a dog's, they love to float on their back with the fins sticking up or swim with just their head popping out of the water. They weren't afraid at all and we got as close as 10ft until some low flying pelicans startled one school and they all dove under to appear 100 ft further away.
We had an amazing morning on the water and then came back for a wonderful lunch of home made salsas and chips followed by fish, shrimp, rice and salad. Picture tomorrow!