Paddle Afteer July 4th
Sunday July 10
By: Robert Tongen
I arrived at Kiddie Beach, in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, at 7:30 this morning, shortly before a +3.3 ft. high tide. Paul Jonason, Keith Elliott, and Peter O'Sullivan were already paddling. When I launched, we headed to the pond area. Seeing some interesting action in the crazy water area, we headed that direction. All of us had fun paddling in the 1 foot waves and and 1 foot deep water. Fun to relearn how the waves hit your boat and how to navigate in it. Soon we headed for the north end of the breakwater, then out and around. There was mote wave action than it looked like, but very navigable. As we came around the breakwater we spotted 3 kayaks just coming out the channel and turning south. Keith was ambitious enough to intercept them, reporting it was Bob Glickman, Lance Pillsbury, and Hugh Warren. They were heading to the Port of Hueneme Buoy and points south.

We took the time to land back at Kiddie Beach and stretch our legs, remarking how much more uncomfortable kayaks have become. Shortly we relaunched and headed up the harbor, looking for new boats in the harbor. As a breeze came up out of the NW we turned back and had it push us back to Kiddie Beach. The beach was not yet too busy, but there was a steady stream of cars arriving before we left.

It was a nice day on the water under the marine layer. That is the way it was this Sunday before the Thunder Full Moon, in July 2022.
 
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