July 25, 2011
Big Dave joined me this morning for a well paced 5-mile paddle. We launched at New Brighton, paddled to the cement ship and turned northwest making for Sponge Bob. From Bobby, we made a straight shot to Pleasure Point until we were at right angles to the Capitola Pier. Right turn into the swimmers buoy just off the beach and then the low inside route hugging the cliff all the way back to New Brighton.
The overcast burned off quickly as we were paddling, revealing a patchwork quilt of clouds and pastel colors reflecting off the gently rolling glassy sea. Perfection! As close to walking on water as we'll ever get.