Lagunitas Creek

Today I went  paddling with my club on Tomales Bay. We launched at Millerton Park across from Inverness in the southern part of the bay.

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We paddled south from the beach under gray skies.

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We entered the slough formed by Lagunitas Creek as it flows into Tomales Bay.

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As we made our way south, the slough narrowed and freshened into something resembling more a creek than a slough. Although we were about 10 miles inland from the mouth of Tomales Bay, I spotted a harbor seal.

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Lagunitas Creek gets more and more wooded the farther upstream you go. Here is what it looks like just before we reached Point Reyes Station.

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A little further on and you come to California State Highway One and the green bridge that crosses Lagunitas Creek just south of Point Reyes Station.

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I paddled the better part of a mile beyond this bridge until I encountered enough brushy obstacles to turn me around.

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Upstream from here is the place where some home-brew beer makers got the idea to start a business. They named their brewery after the creek out the back door, Lagunitas Creek. And thus, Lagunitas Brewery was born.

We paddlers found a nice spot to have a potluck lunch which we enjoyed as the gloomy clouds departed and the sun came out.

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The paddle back to Millerton Park was pleasant and aided by an ebb tide current. We passed a half dozen White Pelicans along the way.

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Soon after taking the photo of the White Pelicans, a mild breeze came up, enough to think better of taking any more photos lest the spray from the bow of my kayak ruin my camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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