Kayaking at Tomales Bay

This past weekend Karen’s family flew up from Southern California to join us at Dillon Beach, near Tomales Bay. The day after they arrived the kids, that is Julia, Chris, Karen and I, grabbed kayaks and paddled around. We covered about nine miles over the course of four hours. While the wind and chop kept most sea life tucked out of sight, we did see seals on Hog Island, plenty of large Pacific Pelicans, and Julia and Chris saw a feeding sea lion up close as it caught a fish. Afterward the whole family stopped by Hog Island Oyster Farm for a tasty lunch before returning to Dillon Beach.

Saturday evening we were joined by my mom and her good friend Bren. They stopped over on their way north to Oregon. After a long night of jigsaw puzzle and conversation everyone slept soundly.
The morning brought some rain but not enough to deter a long walk on the beach. Mom and Bren set off north on Hwy 1 while Karen and I saw the Kramer/Pongs off at the Petaluma municipal airport for their flight back to Southern California.

Enjoy some pictures.

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