Monterey Bay

posted Jan 3, 2010, 11:06 AM by Richard Sevenich   [ updated Jan 5, 2010, 11:03 AM ]

We've booked a trip to Monterey, CA to visit Eli's brother and his wife - leaving January 28 and returning February 4. The kayak tour outfits in the Monterey area seem to keep going through the winter months, unlike those on Vancouver Island where the winter weather is a bit harsher. So we hope to do some kayaking, probably renting from Monterey Bay Kayaks (MBK):
which has subsidiary links to paddling opportunities in the Monterey vicinity e.g. Elkhorn Slough. The latter has its own web site at:

The Monterey weather forecast can be found at:
and tide information at:,%20CA&type=Tide%20Predictions

When paddling in a new area, it's efficient to go with someone who knows the local waters. Hence, we'll likely do a sponsored tour. MBK rents sit-insides (our preference), as well as sit-on-tops. For the former, MBK requires that one be proficient at a paddle float self rescue. Of course, we practice those each season.

The doctor said I could participate in activities that would not chance a fall, using my own tolerance as my guide. The physical therapist has raised no objection. So I'll start packing our cold water clothing. As 'they' say: dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature.