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Heaven on the bay

Beneath rough-hewn wharf ~ over sandy shallows ~ wee bell jellies hunt This week kayaking has been great — high pressure has brought clear blue skies, light winds, gently rolling swells and warm daytime temperatures (although the clear nights… Read More

Freezing fingers riding the tide

I don’t kayak much in January — it’s often stormy, windy, wet and cold. But despite this week’s freezing overnight temperatures (had to clear ice from inside my kayak before launching in the morning), conditions have been perfect:… Read More

My introduction to the bay

My fascination with the Monterey area began when I was a teenager and developed in stages over many decades. I grew up in San Diego. During one summer family-camping vacation, we drove up the California coast. When we… Read More