Lo: I’m not going on the kayak. Brody: You’re at a beach. Lo: I’m too afraid, I don’t want to go overboard. –The Hills
The second day of our Carmel trip we got up early and did our traditional morning walk to get pastries at the local bakery. I think it’s the one time of year that I eat chocolate croissants. Do you guys watch Ellen? Have you seen her segment, what’s wrong with this pictures? Well, click on the picture below to enlarge it, and tell me what you think is wrong with this picture. Keep in mind this was taken at around 930, 10ish in the morning.
If you guessed alcohol, you’d be correct. Match planted the bottle in front of his sis, but he’s the only one who put a little Irish in his morning coffee. Hey, he’s on vacation, away from stresses like worrying about his car title loans Connecticut and bills and such. I don’t mind if he has a little irish in his coffee. 😉
Over breakfast, Match’s mom suggested that the four of us go sea kayaking while she and my father in-law took the dogs to the beach. Having never been even river kayaking I was nervous but decided to go for it, so long as Match promised we’d get a two person kayak. I’m so glad we went because it was an incredible experience. We started out by getting suited up at the kayak shop.
and then we were off. I think the push off was the worst part. It felt like there was just so little between me and the water, and the water was not warm. I was terrified of going overboat.
After a few minutes I was able to relax and soak in my surroundings.
We had a group of very curious otters that came by to investigate us.
We also paddled right by a jelly fish. It was so beautiful floating under the water. My quick snapshots don’t do it justice at all.
We couldn’t stop grinning the entire time. I think Match and I are going to have to buy a kayak someday. We’re hooked!
We paddled around the Monterey bay for a little over and hour and we were exhausted by the time we got back. It was a combination of a great workout and also relaxing. Getting back to shore was a little harder than I thought it would be, and I ended up toppling over in the sand when trying to get out of the boat. I didn’t do as badly as Travel’s boyfriend, who flat out fell in the water. It didn’t help that I was laughing at him and that’s part of why I fell down. Luckily he was a good sport and ran over to Travel Girl for a smooch.
After kayaking we met up with Match’s mom for drinks at Cannery Row in Monterey.
The boys found a cigar shop and bonded over their love for a nice stoogie. I found a cigar Indian buddy.
When we got back we all passed out for a power nap before heading out to dinner. More on that in my next post. Have you ever been kayaking?