So we’re heading back to the barn today after a weekend with our friends Jim and Kelli Bieber in San Clemente, California.
And what an adventure on Saturday! I think we broke about 17 federal laws on a kayak trip about 2/3 of a mile from shore to what is known as Seal Rock.
It’s named Seal Rock because it’s a big rock formation jutting out of the ocean where seals hang out, get a suntan and generally make a lot of noise while raising a big stink…literally and figuratively.
Seriously, this is one smelly piece of real estate. Turns out, seals don’t much care where they go when nature calls.
So my daughters – Kristen and Jenna – and I paddled out in one kayak while Jim and his son, Jack,
paddled out in another.
As we approached the rock, most of the seals that were lounging about – I’d say 30 or 40 or so –
skedaddled…although, as you’ll see in the picture, a couple were happy to share their prime real estate with us human interlopers.
Once we got the kayaks up on the rock, we enjoyed a couple hours of swimming, fishing, snorkeling and spear-fishing.
Well, not me and Jenna. We’re not quite as adventurous, and pretty much sufficed ourselves with enjoying the scenery…though we did do one rock-jump and swam with the seals for a little bit.
Kristen, on the other hand, did some fishing and snorkeling. And Jim and Jack did the spear-fishing.
As high-tide rolled in, the rock got smaller and smaller…so we headed back to the beach and returned Seal Rock to the seals.
An amazing, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime, experience. As the saying goes, a good time was had by all…and no seals or endangered species were harmed in the filming.
We now return you to our regular programming…