|Ready to go! GoodGirl loaded up with the kayaks & camping gear. And we're ready to ride up to Tomales Bay!|
Here's where we went:
Fri - biked from SF to San Geronimo
Sat morning - biked from San Geronimo to Nick's Cove
Sat afternoon - kayaked from Nick's Cove to our beach.
Sun afternoon - kayaked back to Nick's Cove
|On the BART elevator off Embarcadero... the smell in here is wonderful.|
|walking to our official start....|
|by far the worst section of our ride. The clueless tourists on this bridge really makes me not like the Golden Gate Bridge...|
|second beer stop... @ Iron Springs.|
|Made it to our AirBnB in time to cool off, take a shower, and get ready for dinner.|
|at the Two Bird Cafe, which we just walked to. Amazing food. Really...|
|They even have some wild chickens running around...|
|the next morning Kimbo wasn't feeling so hot, so we were getting ready to get picked up.... but they were all running late, and so we just started riding.|
|soon we made it to Point Reyes Station.|
|for a coffee & muffin stop.|
|we arrived at Nick's Cove boat launch all around the same time... 2 hours after planned.|
|Durbo drying out his wings like a cormorant before he can take off...|
|They were planning on brining a SUP, but they forgot a paddle, so they all squeezed on to the canoe. Not a whole lot of room for error. Wind waves above 4 ft? Forget about it.|
|Next to our beach, we came across this sick Cormorant. We named him Cory.|
|we thought he was tangled up in the seaweed, but I think he was just sick. We decided to put him on land...|
|But he liked chilling on woody.|
|not sure what this is. Can't find him in the Gordon Sherman Library.|
|Time for some beers and oysters! I think we were at South Blue Gum Beach.|
|ugh... WTF? Mud-ster|
|We walked back to Cory's beach at low tide, and found him hiding in a cove...|
|Dylan trying out some SUC-ing.|
|Booya! I love canoe camping!|
|The beach camping life...|
|Loving the beach fires... A bit later we went out paddling and experienced some amazing bioluminescence.|
|Hello Sun Dog!|
|Saw these tracks... coyote?|
|and some Raccoon tracks... tide was quite low, I think they were going for some mussels... but Cory was gone.|
|we ran out of fuel, so brekky was served on the open fire.|
|around this time Dylan started feeling really sick. He thinks it was the oytsers.|
|notice the green-yellow bile below him...|
|for this reason it was actually a good thing that Dylan, Kat, & Kate were all in the same boat. Dylan could barely sit up.|
|and every once in a while, he'd have to tell the girls to lean to one side, so he could hurl off the other...|
|GoodGirl with 2 boats and a tandem.|
|this is a great stop in Pt. Reyes Station, FYI. Amazing burgers, beers, and....|
|the most amazing ice cream ever. Water Buffalo Ice Cream. Amazing.|
- take a SUP! If possible... I got myself a new toy, a 12'6" touring SUP, I'd love to take it there!!!
- don't let Dylan get sick.
- look at the tides for clamming or fishing
- look for bat rays in the shallows at the mouth of Tomales Bay
- take Kai & Nikko on the canoe?
- try to take pics of the bio-luminescence... look into how? Probably need a camera like the sony alpha 7 with a bigger sensor.
- look into some of the other beaches...
- stay at Lawson's Landing the day before?