Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Santa Cruz Island
This weekend Tim and I went to California. We flew into LA and then drove up the Pacific Coast Highway to Ventura, which is just north of Malibu.
We went specifically to Kayak in the Channel Islands, which are about an hour ferry ride from Ventura. On the ferry ride back we had hundreds and hundreds of dolphins swimming on both sides of the ferry and jumping out of the water. It was amazing.
We were in our kayak for about four hours, making our way around part of Santa Cruz Island. The water was so clear you could see to the bottom. The baby seals were very curious and would swim out by our boats to check us out. The tide was very low, exposing a lot of sea life on the rocks.
We went into many caves and by one big cave where there was a blow hole.
Tim is eating kelp... it didn't taste too bad!
After kayaking we had time for a quick hike up to the top of the island. The views were simply stunning.
There is thousands and thousands of years of history on these islands.
The sun disappeared in the afternoon and it was cold, we did enjoy a delicious seafood dinner back in the harbour and warming up in the hot tub.
How many are your works, LORD!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious,
teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small.
I will be posting more about our trip in the next couple of days.