Yesterday we finally made contact with Bob and Laurie (we’ve done a lot of great kayaking with them). They have arrived at their home just outside of San Francisco after being on the road for quite a long time. We’ll be getting together with them Friday afternoon. I was hoping that we could get some kayaking time with them but it will have to wait. After breakfast this morning, Louise and I went for a hike. We followed the roadway along the top of the dike for a couple of miles and then returned an hour later. Looking for a little more, we took the car to one of the boat launches close by and launched the kayak. Finally, after 10 days walking and driving that dike road, we finally get into the water. The water was like glass in the beginning but a little later into the paddle the wind came up and was hitting us from the left/front. It wasn’t by any means a gale, but by the time we had paddled into it for over an hour, we were ready for nourishment. Not wanting to be pushed deeper into the reeds (Louise thought there might be bugs in there..) we found a dock that some fishermen were using.