Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Santa Cruz Island

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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.

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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.

on sea

caves

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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.

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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!

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After kayaking we had time for a quick hike up to the top of the island. The views were simply stunning.

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There is thousands and thousands of years of history on these islands.

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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.

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Psalm 104:24-25

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.

7 comments:

Monica said...

How great that the two of you could get away by yourselves before you embark on bringing the next member of your family home! This trip sounds incredible. Your photos are stunning. I look forward to hearing more ...

Jessica said...

love the scenery...it looks like the kayaking was fantastic. What a nice valentines getaway :)

the meaklims said...

You and Tim are SO adventurous! These pictures are fabulous and how you describe it is incredible.

Like Monica says, what a wonderful thing to do together before embarking on your next trip to China!

Oh, and nice ride!! I bet that was Tims choice! :)

Jill

Dixie-Lee said...

sounds amazing. Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

The Drinkwaters said...

What a wonderful weekend away together!

Marie said...

What an amazing adventure! Just seeing the pictures makes me want to go...I can almost feel the wind and water in my face! Love the Corvette...at least that's what I think it is...

Patrick and Christina said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING weekend away together! What beautiful pictures.