How about kayaking?? I knew of exactly where to go, and I saw their rates at some point in time, just had to go confirm. Yes! The Cove at Concord Park had kayak rentals offered by River Sports Outfitters, $25 for half a day and $35 for a full day rental. Half day means 3 hours, by the way. I had wondered about that. I mean, I knew without a doubt that "half day" did not literally mean 12 hours. Oh, tip, always clarify the ambiguities. Three hours on the kayak for $25 (including tax is a little over $27) is a pretty good deal compared to what I saw at Lake Tahoe, $20/hour for 1-person kayak, $26/hour for 2-person kayak and $30/hour for 3-person kayak. Of course, me being a cheap was thinking, "Hiking would have been free." Just kidding, I didn't actually think that, I was pretty excited to kayak.
|Overcast day at the Cove at Concord Park|
|There's the beach!|
The other thing that was really cool about the second hour was this hawk we saw. It was perched up on... something I don't know the name of. It was sitting on its nest. When we saw it, we got closer and she started screeching at us. Whoops!! I tried to paddle away but the waves of a boat rocked my kayak so my panic mode came on as I tried to stay afloat. It's quite comical how my body reacts to situations. The hawk did not attack us. I think we'd have to get closer for that to happen. This was another incidence when I wished I had my camera. Had my camera been on hand, I would have to be careful that flash was turned off so that I wouldn't trigger a reaction in hawk mama. Ha. Maybe it was for the better after all, knowing me.