Three friends traveling together, we had reserved one of Rick and Dorle's cabins for two nights and a kayak trip for our full day. The weather is a bit overcast but felt great. Everyone is set and we begin paddling around 9:30.
The kayaking starts off with the viewing of some sea stars that Dorle finds. Both she and Rick are very knowledgeable about the plants and animals within Little Tutka Bay. Soon they are pointing out an otter, different types of jellyfish in the water, and birds in the trees. They also start collecting kelp as we are paddling with the intention of using if for lunch. The waters were relatively calm the whole trip.
We pull the kayaks up onto an island around noon to prepare for lunch. While Dorle and the wwoofers prepare the soup (salmon, rice, and the collected kelp), the rest of us head off with Rick to learn about some of the local vegetation. We pick certain beach greens to be passed on to Dorle to be included in the soup. We head back and snack on some freshly baked bread that Dorle made before the soup is served. It ended up being very tasty and the perfect lunch on a cool, overcast day.
Once everyone has finished their soup and had a freshly baked cookie, we get ready to begin paddling again. We leave shortly after 1:00 and it’s not long before see more otters and eagles. Rick takes us into a cove that was used for holding and cleaning otters from the Exxon Valdez disaster – it was currently being renovated to become an oyster farm. Continue on our paddle until we reach the cabins around 4:00.
It was a great trip and Rick and Dorle are wonderful hosts/guides. I would recommend this kayak trip.
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