This week's bout of rain couldn't dampen the spirits of some intrepid sea kayakers, and good thing too! The rain really changes the atmosphere and overall look of our local paddling route. As long as everyone is adequately prepared and geared up, paddling in the rain can be absolutely fantastic. The rain seems to dampen the neighboring sounds and low clouds obscure the farther islands, allowing us to really concentrate much more on our immediate scenery. On a day like today there are still great chances to see wildlife-- in fact, the local harbor seals were out and about as usual and even seemed surprised to see us!

The best part of the day was after all that rain, the clouds lifted and an absolutely gorgeous sunset emerged!! (Photo: guide Joe Gardner)