Saturday, March 30, 2013
Three Views of Same beach
This morning Stuey and I went kayaking and then tide pooling. I recently purchased inflatable kayaks for an archaeological survey on Afognak Island and needed to see how they worked. They worked great and Stuey loved it - we kayaked out to the end of the bay and in an amongst the kelp covered rocks along the shore. It was a little hairy getting out through the surf on Mill Bay beach (hence no camera) and on our return we actually surfed back to the beach. Stuey thought it was a hoot.
Then when we got back to the house Mike P showed up on his way to go tide pooling at Fort Abercrombie. And so we joined them for the second tide pooling trip in 2 days. Right off the bat we turned over a rock and found a HUGE eel - like almost a couple of feet long. So big that it even scared Mike and I - neither one of us wanted to even get close to it. After that Stuey was terrified and kept on asking 'is this near the seel?' (his word for eel). I had to hold his hand in places for the 'scary' crossings. I seriously regretted that Mike and I had shown fear with the eel.
But by the end of the trip all was well in Stuey's world. Some of his friends showed up and we found a HUGE starfish. I joked that it was 'Patrick Star' - my namesake from 'Spongebob Squarepants.' Only I claim that Patrick Star is actually REALLY smart. The kids always roll their eyes.
Another beautiful day at the beach, and tomorrow Nora wants to go kayaking. Patrick