Monday, June 15, 2009

Torrey Pines Beach Day

Some friends from Monona (who now live in Texas) were in town for an extended weekend. Allie's was happy to have her friend Rebecca her just as Celeste was thrilled to have her friend Anna.

I started out my Saturday with a group ride out at Daley Ranch in Escondido. There's a crew of 5 guys who ride just about every Saturday - exclusively on 29ers, most of which are single speeds. Had a great ride and met some new friends.

After lunch we packed up Klaus and drove down to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Allie and Rebecca did some hiking while I hung out with the girls down on the beach.

Another kid on the beach found a long strand of giant kelp. He kept a 30-40' whip-like strand and gave Celeste and Anna a gas bladder and a leaf.

A giant kelp gas bladder. Naturally filled with air (CO2?) to help keep the kelp upright.

Mermaid or kelp-girl?

mmm... beach sushi
Fun in the waves...
What the heck, more kelp. This time normal-size.

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