Friday, September 18, 2009

Out on the water

Last weekend our whole family drove down the California coast a bit to the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing. It is a great place to visit, when Lena was little she used to call it the nature zoo because of the wealth of wildlife. Above is a picture of the harbor seals that we shared the launch area with. We also saw brown pelicans, mud crabs, sea otters, sea lions, sea stars, cormerants and others.
My husbands friend, Dean, is a docent at the Slough. He graciously offered to give our family a guided tour. It was great having a tour from a insider, for example, I now know that the Elkhorn Slough is 2nd largest estuary in the state of California. Anyone know the largest?
This was the also the first time that Lena got to steer our canoe. That is not as easy a task as it seems, but she did great.
Not to be out done Sara kept a cheerful smile on her face for the whole 3+ hours we were on the water. That is quite an accomplishment for a 15 year old who had to sit next to her sister then her dad.

1 comment:

Amy said...

That looks like so much fun. I would have loved to have lunch with the harbor seals.