My best sea otter video ever was taken from the shore...
It seems kind of strange to write this on a paddling blog, but sometimes, you can find the best view and take your best photos by getting out of your kayak.
This came to mind recently after two British tourists kayaking on Monterey Bay had a close encounter of the worst kind with a humpback whale. The whale – probably in the 40-to-50 ton range – breached and then dropped squarely on the Brits’ tandem kayak just off Moss Landing.
|It's almost impossible to approach wildlife on the water without disturbing them, especially females with young|
Miraculously, the pair not only survived – they escaped without injury. Tom Mustill and
Charlotte Kinloch later recounted the incident in numerous press interviews, as a tour