A couple weeks ago my job brought me to Santa Barbara (~ 6 hours south of San Fran) to survey parts of Mission Creek and a beach lagoon. Naturally, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to have my gas mileage reimbursed and bring my kayak along, so I volunteered to drive. Wednesday was the first time I was able to get on the water since we worked a couple 13 hour days on Monday and Tuesday.
Following advice from a local paddler, I started out at Ledbetter Beach, just upcoast of the Santa Barbara Harbor...
I was a little bummed to have such a limited paddle in this beautiful SoCal city, but I'm sure I'll be back soon!
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Time: 1 hour