Paddling with Wally around
After months of high surf
and freezing weather, I was ready for a change. On April
1st the swell dropped providing an easy window to get offshore.
Every year holds a handful of days where the non surf savvy paddler can
explore the Oregon coast. During these times I like to take
friends out to see what can otherwise be a very unforgiving
coastline. Today it was with my buddy Wally in his SC-1.
Wally waits patiently
while I pull up a few black rockfish.
A little different than
the usual sea kayakers deck.
Heading toward Cape
Falcon, 2nd rock in distance.
Paddling past a sheer
walled hidden cove with a waterfall, these are the places that noone
The hole in Cape Falcon
with Neah-Kah-Nie headland in the distance.
Wally paddles through...
...and comes out the
Back in Manzanita, after
a valliant surf attempt, Wally scolds his SC-1 for flipping him over!
F1 and SC1 on Manzanita
Wally heads for home,
fortunately he only lives three blocks away.
Later that night,
blackened rockfish with cilantro, lime, butter, and some awesome red
chili paste that Ginger bought at a farmers market in Belize, cooked
over an open fire at sunset.
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