2007.13.77 - Oh. Deer.

It's a long weekend, so why not a long paddle? We decided to put in at Albert Head Park, and paddle around to Witty's Lagoon. It was a very low tide, so we knew we had no chance of getting into the lagoon itself, but it's always an enjoyable paddle to get there.
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We headed out. It was Louise, Paula, Bernie and myself today.
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As we rounded Albert Head, Bernie ventured a little further out....
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...and then I glanced over and saw him against the mountains. Then I saw the valley and tried to get a shot of him at the base of the valley. I started yelling at him to stay still!
On the Waves
Bernie and the Mountains

It's not easy to coordinate two kayaks on a rolling ocean, but eventually I got the picture.
The Olympic Mountains from Victoria

As we neared Witty's Lagoon, this heron decided to pose for me.
Heron

We put ashore for a quick stretch...
Landing at Witty's Lagoon

...and this little guy ran by.
Oyster Catcher

For the return trip, we had a surf launch. Okay, not much of a surf, about three inches or so, but it still counts as a surf launch. Louise headed through some rocky islets near the lagoon.
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Here, a heron was doing a little fishing.
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We drifted between the rocks....
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...and by a seal.
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There were some pretty cool-looking jellyfish out. We don't usually see purple ones like this.
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Then I spotted a strange looking rock on the shore.
Nap Time

Only it wasn't a rock, it was a deer sleeping on the beach.
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He didn't seem too worried about me. I guess he figured that I wasn't going to suddenly crawl out of the ocean.
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And a few minutes later, we saw another deer up on the rocks.

Another great paddle in the greatest place on earth!
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My photos are here.

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