saturday sun and sea

August 30, 2010
before taking off
This weekend I had one of the most fun Saturdays I've had in a while. I met my friend Emily, one of my Santa Cruz roommates, and her two Italian friends Martina and Francesco, and together we drove down to Monterey to go kayaking. Emily and I were really excited because we had done this before, but when we were out in the water we both thought, "wow I don't remember this being so hard." And then we remembered that the last time both of us had gone, we had been with our boyfriends... who were probably doing most of the work at the time hahahaha... go figure. But once we defeated the evil current that swept us out into sea and made it back to the kelp safe-havens, we got to see a lot of seals, otters and jellyfish!

for our kayaking pleasure
martina and francesco
thank you myspace for my skillz
otter in the kelp
me and emily
a harbor seal comes close to say hello!
I still can't get over how close this harbor seal came to our kayak!
(Although when he stayed close I almost had a Buster* moment).

*from Arrested Development, of course.


  1. Wow!! That seal is so close!!! What great photos! xo

  2. how fun! great shots.

  3. I love Monterey it used to be one of my favorite places to go on the weekend when I lived in San Fran! I love your photos you captured so many sweet moments!

  4. Oh that's so cool!! Look at the little guy... he's so cute

  5. "These are my awards, Mother. From Army. The seal is for marksmanship and the gorilla is for sand racing" -Buster Bluth

  6. haha, i'm glad you didn't have a Buster moment, that would have been most unfortunate. you make kayaking look like so much fun!

  7. Wow, how much fun! I lol'd at "I don't remember this being so hard!" I have a LOT of those moments!

  8. Oh excellent. I will have to note that Monterey allows this. Also, brownie points for alluding to Arrested.

  9. so cool! seems to be funny :D

  10. the seal is so cute!! i've never been kayaking properly...

  11. EEE!!! That's what I said when I saw the seal picture. hehe That is so cool! Looks like you had a ton of fun. :)


  12. i'm so gutted i missed the photoswap! ah :(