I met the owner of Moondance thru our mutual friend Morgan Henry of Momad Productions. Kristi Kucera recently did one of the Morning Jam talks, giving us all an overview of Seaweed Foraging which you can hear if you find the link here. Seaweed Foraging is another kayaking trip you can take with her company if you choose. She's an easygoing, calm, and funny person who mixed well with us and the two other couples during our introduction to the kayaks, equipment and the overview of our day.
I have been in a kayak maybe twice since living here, which is really a crime as we are surrounded by water. Having someone run us thru the basics, and take us out on a tour was really a great way to get a comfort level around a really great outdoor activity. I was a bit nervous, but Kristi made it easy and we all felt there was little to worry about.
We all figured out how to get ready, putting on our pfd's, the spray skirts, and stashing our gear in waterproof bags. Once we figured out how to get in and out of the kayaks without tipping them, then how to use the paddles we were on the move.
Leaving from the beach at Wildcat Cove, we followed the coast toward Bellingham so that we could check out the coastline and look for wildlife, plants and see what there is to see. There is something serene about being on the water in that way...once the three of us got ourselves together. There is a some coordination when you have three to a boat! Then we headed to the beach on Chuckanut Island and took a little walk around checking out the views, the tide pools, and stretching our legs.