canoe outing of the season! Yes, it's true - we unwrapped the tarp off the canoe last Sunday, loaded it onto the car, bade the dog farewell and nipped out Descanso Bay for a leisurely paddle round an exposed reef.
It was just a tad windy, but otherwise nice. We stopped on the reef and had a proper Canoe-Outing-Luncheon (cheddar, buttered bread, apple, chocolate) and smiled upon the world. Nola gave her half of apple core to a dime-sized crab. It sidled all around it, nibbling, then nestled under and began heaving it with phenomenal optimism toward a sheltering rock. We nearly strangled laughing.