recently my hours at work were reduced to half leaving me with lots more free time (crossing fingers here things return to normal soon, so it won't turn into worry time!) monday morning, i went with my husband to work, to glimmering cachuma lake, set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque santa ynez and san rafael mountains.
his assignment, was to map distances and length of time, on the lake, in a kayak. this information is needed because effective friday april 15th, kayaking and canoeing will now be allowed at cachuma lake since the bradbury dam was built in 1953.
we paddled for four hours, stopping to bird watch, and to take photos. i understand why entire articles have been written on how to do this from a kayak. it's definitely a technique that takes practice. i am lucky to still have my camera and lenses.
paddling back, the wind picked up and i learned exactly how a lake can feel like an ocean. here are some photos of our day, and of the lake still behaving like a lake...
afterwards, we looked all around for the acorn woodpecker. finding not only one, but many. it was a woodpecker party at the lake. hee hee. and another successful day at the office.
for more on cachuma lake go here and to see what we're planning on booking soon go here (so excited!)