A bucket list of adventures starring Sleepy, Hiking Geer, Gusto, Helpdesk and Rolling Peach

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lake Jocassee 2017

Helpdesk and Gusto headed out for an overnight trip to Jocassee.  The weather disrupted our original plans so we had to drop back to a backup plan.  We camped at the park and did some short paddles between rain showers.  Here are a few photos.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Kayak Trip in La Jolla

Helpdesk had the opportunity to hit the surf off the coast of La Jolla California.  The original plan was to take a guided tour to the caves that are just off to the left of La Jolla beach.  However, the surf did not cooperate and that lead to more of a off shore float than a destination trip.  It was fun and quite refreshing to have the cool Pacific Ocean waters hit you square in the face as I fought to get through the first hundred yards of the trip.   The coast where we launched is shallow and long creating a nice long distance to paddle beyond the surf.  But I made it and hit those waves dead on taking plenty of water right in the face.  I had my paddling jacket but it was safely tucked away in my dry bag as I didn't expect what was coming.  I have paddled here in the past and it was more like the Gulf of Mexico than a violent day off the Carolina coast.  I think I got the latter on this particular outing.  Here is short clip of the footage I shot along with some photos of the San Diego area.

Look forward to getting back out to the west coast and doing this again when the surf has calmed down a bit.

Helpdesk out