Monday, July 13, 2009

Trip to Makah Bay

I drove to Salt Creek for my first evening on the Olympic Peninsula.

I woke early to a pink sunrise, but too tired to get up, I contentedly went back to sleep. To make up for it, Ci Ci and I walked Crescent Beach - a magical place no matter what the weather or swell.

In the morning I ran into a kayak friend at the Joyce store - he had a prototype carbon fiber touring kayak with a planing hull.

I drove to Neah Bay and bought a pound of smoked salmon from the famous shop that was featured in the New York Times.

Thus prepared, I went out for a warm-up paddle in the surf in my EzG, now wishing I had stayed out longer! The weather was perfect - sunny, glassy waves with a nice period - only to by followed by lesser quality swells and fog (still fun, but).

One of my goals was to try out my new Impex Mystic in the surf. Granted we had from two to four feet over the weekend - but I still had a chance to play around with it!

The next two days were a blast, and too soon I had to head for the ferry.

Friday, July 3, 2009

First iPhone 3G Movie

First day with my iPhone 3G - just had to play with the video while leading a Rainier tour. Here we are at the Nisqually River. Needs a bit of editing; maybe I should dive into Final Cut Express...

I later shot footage of Sunbeam Creek - love the sound of the river: