I've talked to some of you about doing a moonless night kayak trip and seeing the bioluminescent plankton during the summer months. WaterTreks in Jenner does one with the Perseids Meteor Shower!
The price is $60 per person, $35 if you use your own kayak.
We will meet in Jenner at 6:30pm and get back to the dock by 11pm. If you want to carpool from Santa Rosa, meet at "The Locals" restaurant (90 Mark West Springs Rd.) and be ready to leave there at 5:30. There is ample parking along the back fence.
The tour includes a stop for a hot beverage and snacks.
We will view wildlife in the estuary followed by frolicking in their eerie blue/green glow.
On the most intense nights you can see the trails of fish, harbor seals and other estuary life moving in the water as well as glowing water everywhere you touch. Sometimes we even have glowing ghost seals.
Participants must call WaterTreks to register at[masked]-2249.
See www.watertreks.com for more information.
PFDs supplied, dress in layers and wear water sandals or boat shoes (NO FLIP-FLOPS).
Some detailed information:
We will be staying in the estuary. It can get windy and cold and everyone should dress in layers, NOT cotton fabric because it holds onto moisture. Expect to get wet, your feet will definitely get wet on entering the kayak so secure-fitting sandals (not flip-flops) or water booties are required.
You can rent other attire if needed. I suggest long pants (not jeans), lined or unlined, a base pair with a pair of hiking pants and a long-sleeve top (fleece is good) with a windbreaker. Most participants will be paired up to go in a tandem kayak. Single kayaks are available, but talk to WaterTreks about your paddling ability.
If you would like to take photos on the trip, I recommend taking a disposable waterproof camera. I DO NOT recommend taking your smartphone or other electronic devices on the kayak—expect them to get very wet (or lost).
I recommend having a towel and dry clothes on dry land for after the tour (in the car in Jenner).