We're back ... Kayaking Continued! We are on our way back to Kayak Connection in the Monterey area.
This will be a 4 hour self-guided tour of the Elkhorn Slough. Beginners are welcome!!
Why do we drive to Moss Landing instead of kayaking closer to home? Four simple reasons: 1) it's a great and relaxing day trip, 2) you see more wildlife than in Oakland, 3) the price is better - it covers four hours instead of two, and 4) the meal at Phil's Seafood is ah-MAA-zing! Here are the logistics: Our time begins with a little mini-lesson by one of the managers. If you do not have your own kayak, then you can rent a single for $35, or a double for $55 ($27.50/per person) for 4 hours.
Covered in the Cost
All accessory gear: spray skirts, PDFs, paddles, wetsuits if desired are included in the cost. In order to make a reservation for a kayak, you need to call <a>[masked]</a>. We will meet at 12:00 p.m. and then process the rental paperwork (for those renting), and plan on leaving shortly thereafter for a 4 hour paddle. Please RSVP reserve your kayak with Kayak Connection, and then email Nash and DK to indicate your reservation. Official cancellation policy is “for rentals if the renter calls at any time prior to the reservation to cancel, there will be no charge. If we are turning other business away to hold a reservation that does not show or call to cancel then we will charge them in full.” I suggest any cancellation should be by June 13th to ensure the meetup group does not turn away others, and to ensure you are not being charged.
Instead of commenting about carpools in your RSVP, please indicate whether or not you would like to carpool in the "discussion" for this event. (Most people don't read the RSVP notes.) Most of us participate in carpools in going to this event as parking is limited. Please indicate if you are willing to be a driver for the event, or if you would like to ride with someone in the discussion section below. It has become a tradition for us to do a group dinner at Phil's Restaurant in Moss Landing - about 1.5 miles from Kayak Connection. Our group members typically comment that the meal alone is worth the drive!
Located on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 0.5 miles from Moss Landing, the Elkhorn Slough has been described in the San Francisco Chronicle as the best place for wildlife viewing along the length of California Highway 1. The wildlife are awesome! You should be able to see the otters, sea lions, seals, pelicans, and various other diving birds. This spot is home to freshwater, saltwater and marshland wildlife. During migration season (spring and fall) you would see plenty of shore birds and waterfowl.
RSVPs are currently being accepted. Please sign up for the wait list, call Kayak Connection to make your reservation and send Nash and DK an email. You will be added to the confirmed list the same week. This is a popular place - and you will soon understand why! Call Kayak Connection for the "Nash Event" and make your reservation today: <a>[masked]</a>.