In February, with a mill pond for an ocean there's only one glorious & exciting thing to do......whale watch.
From 1000 Peaks I paddled back toward the tunnel and toward a pod of three small whales that were gently going about their business. There were a couple of kayaks already enjoying the show and (in what I hopped was stealth mode) I snuck in to join them. Plumes if spray were accompanied by a breathy 'puffffffff ' and even when they went down into the inky sea, the trio surfaced in almost the same spot, seemingly in no hurry to swim away.
Meanwhile on the way back I caught a few ripples.
As an aside, I drive a 1993 Ranger with more than 250,000 miles on it, so I'm starting to shop for a new/used vehicle. The deciding factor.....it has to be able to easily transport 10ft of pure joy! Having test driven a Honda Element for 24 hrs last week, that top contender is officially out of the running as it's not big board friendly. Next......!