|Bogged-down blogger rescued by Jorge and Valerio, and not a moment too soon (Tom Gomes photo)|
It happened at the end of a beautiful day of paddling on a 14-mile tour of this spectacular
estuary within a national seashore. It’s named for Sir Francis Drake, an English explorer
who made a pit stop here in 1579. Today, it’s known for incredible scenery, scads of seals and waterfowl, and a venerable oyster farm – at least for the moment. But first things first.
We launched from a beach next to Drakes Bay Oyster Company on a mild, breezy Saturday. Went out with the ebb tide and returned about six hours later with a couple of nice beach