The Pacific was so flat it felt like the boat was driving on asphalt.
Avalon Harbor is empty. No boats at all! The docks are mostly pulled up from the pier, the rental boats are stored away, the children's float is gone, it's eerie to see it void of water craft.
My Fave, Joe's Rent-a-boat is closed for the winter.
We were craving to be on the calm water. At Descanso Beach we rented kayaks, and you won't believe me, because we have absolutely no photo documentation to prove it, but we sat still in our kayaks as a pod of over 100 dolphin came barreling at us, diving under or going around us at the last minute. It was quite extraordinary. The sound was incredible. They were followed by dozens of Sea Lions who were chasing the dolphins who were chasing schools of fish. Popping their heads up in curiosity. And later we sat and watched as hundreds of Cormorants took off with a flapping and clapping sound that also was such a sonic treat to see and hear. We felt like film-makers of one of those nature shows, like Oceans. We feel very fortunate.
Brought a vegan cookie from home...