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Kayaking at Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA
January 21, 2013. By Arnold Rapinan

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Kayaking is one of my favorite activities with my daughter. We started kayaking when she was five years old, and we have grown to enjoy doing it together. In the last two years, we frequented San Carlos Beach in Monterey, CA where we rented kayak and paddled around the area. Last year, we decided to say goodbye to renting kayak and bought our very own boat, an Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL - it is a tandem, sit-on-top kayak that sits three passengers (two adults and a child).

For 2013, we are setting up a new kayaking goal: once a month, we will visit a new place where we have never kayaked before. It is a good, fun and simple goal that is attainable. We just need to come up with twelve new places to kayak.

To start up our 2013 kayaking adventures, for the month of January, we went to Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf during Martin Luther King holiday. The weather was perfect, the sun was out, the temperature was high 60s (yes, it was January but it felt like spring!), and the water was calm. We kayaked near the boats, below the wharf buildings, and in-front of the restaurants and shops where a few tourists were taking pictures of us. We paddled near a few groups of Sea Lions, we followed Sea Otters that were swimming around, and we tried to catch small crabs and fishes that were hiding on the kelp. Overall, we enjoyed our morning kayak trip to Old Fisherman's Wharf.

Next month, we will visit Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough.