Sunday, June 26, 2011

Messing About in Boats

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Yesterday, Robb and I took a four hour kayaking class on the Oakland Estuary. A new boating center has opened up near our house, and Robb was pretty thrilled to read that they offer classes. There's a public launch, there, too. Hmmmmm......

It's funny. Robb cannot sit in a normal chair for more than about twenty minutes, but the geometry of a kayak suits him just fine. (As you might imagine, I was concerned about the length of the class, and Robb's comfort.) We never know what kind of seating is going to work, and what is going to cause Instant Discomfort.

This was huge fun, and we're hoping to go again, soon. Anyone want to join us?






In other news, Linguine managed to get locked in our coat closet all day, yesterday. We were boating, and she was crying in an empty house. Today, she is being incredibly needy.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Ooh! How was the estuary? See any cool wildlife? We kayaked the Elkhorn Slough, which was unbelievably awesome. I didn't know there was a place to kayak around here though!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

The "estuary" is very urban. It's the waterway between Oakland and Alameda.

We did see quite a few birds, in any case, the most exciting being a green heron, hanging out by the boat launch.

We saw (in no particular order) snowy egrets, great egrets, double crested cormorants, either a western or clark's grebe, some smaller terns (not sure what type), some swallows, and lots and lots of pigeons.

Megan Wygant said...

That sounds really awesome. I've wanted to go kayaking for a while, but keep mis-reading schedules or getting otherwise sidetracked. If you guys plan another outing, I'd definitely be interested. :)

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