Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
My daughter and I decided at the last minute to try our luck fishing at Big Break this evening. We launched from Big Break Marina around 5:30 and paddled until almost 8:30. We tried a bunch of different spots where we thought the fish might be hiding but I had no nibbles and Amanda had one. Amanda did rescue a little fish from certain death near the boat launch but that was the only fish we saw this evening. After trying to catch something for a couple of hours, we stored our poles and decided to do some exploring. We followed the shoreline to the west of us and entered the San Joaquin River and were blessed to witness the sun going down behind the Antioch bridge. We continued west for awhile but decided to head back before it got too dark. Though we didn't catch anything, we were treated to a beautiful sunset and relaxing paddle.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
After exiting the Preserve we just floated with the tide back to the launch, barely putting our paddles in the water. It was a beautiful, relaxing hour on the water and I can't wait to get back out there!
|Antioch Marina and Humphrey's in the background|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lodi Paddle Club and Headwaters Kayak host a Tuesday night sunset paddle each week at Lodi Lake. Tonight was the first time I was able to attend and I'm so glad I did. Myself and quite a few other paddlers, actually more than 30, enjoyed a break from the 93 degree heat on the water. It was neat to see all the different boats out there, not one alike. I really appreciate the variety of boats, each with it's own personality. There were Sterling sea kayaks, Eddyline, Wilderness Systems, Necky, Native Watercraft and we can't forget my own RTM Tempo and I'm sure I'm leaving a few out.
|A beautiful sunset to end a wonderful day|
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It turned out to be a beautiful night to watch the "Supermoon" rise over Big Break last night. There was a small craft advisory issued through late evening and the wind was blowing quite hard until about 8:00 p.m., just before the moon was supposed to rise. The wind died down and the water was almost like glass. I snapped a few pictures but it's difficult if not impossible to get a sharp image of the moon when you are on the water in low light. I touched up the above photo with a few brush strokes to give it a painted feel.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
After refueling with some much needed carbs, we jumped in my Cobra Tandem and headed west in search of our girls. On our way out we ran in to my friends' husband who looked rather wet. He told us he wanted to see what it felt like when capsizing. He said he recovered quite well but lost his sunglasses in the process. The Cobra handled the waves with ease and it was a fun ride! The best part of the day was when we spotted a seal swimming about 10-15 yards on our port side. If you watch the video you can spot the seal in frame 51:64 but you must look very very very close. He's about the size of a mustard seed in the video.
We weren't the only ones out enjoying the water today. There were about half a dozen kite surfers having a blast on this blustery day.
We found our girls soaking wet on a beach after trying to surf on some styrofoam they found on shore. We let the girls take the Cobra to a small island to do a little exploring of their own while we hiked back to the launch area.