Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Camp n Surf

 As we roll into 2021, I hope that you are healthy and well and planning adventures for the year.  High on my adventure list are kayak camping trips.  I am dreaming up several multiday whitewater river kayak trips as well as several on the sea.  

Kayak camping on Mendocino's Eel River
Camping and Whitewater Kayaking on Mendocino County's Eel River

Given the current state of the world, chances are good that Jeff and I will continue to hunker down and play in our local playground in Mendocino County.  Fortunately we have an awesome playground with some great options for sea, whitewater, and surf kayaking.

Tent with sea kayaks on a beach on the Mendocino Coast of California
Sea kayak camping on the Mendocino Coast of California

In the spring of 2019, we did a super simple multiday whitewater river kayak trip that ranks among our all time favorites.  We pulled 2 whitewater kayaks out of our quiver that we both could paddle - one was to haul the gear and the other was to play and surf.  We loaded them both up with our camping gear, food, beer, and ukulele.  We paddled down the Eel River until we found a sweet beach with an all day surf wave.  We camped, surfed, strummed, and enjoyed the wild beauty of the Eel River.

kayak camping on Mendocino County's Eel River
Playing the ukulele by the campfire on Mendocino County's Eel River.

Check out this video from the adventure!

I am hoping we get to do a similar version of this trip this year. 

What are your paddling plans for 2021?