|Paddling upstream into the slough was challenging, but not impossible. There was some choppiness near the outlet to the bay, and the current was headed out, so kids (especially the smaller ones) had to work hard. And by the time we got going, the sun had come out, giving us a great day to be on the water.
We got to see lots of wildlife up close–several sea otters (one with a baby!), lots of harbor seals, and shore birds. We paddled about a mile into the slough, and then rode the current back to the harbor. We were grateful for the weather, and the experience. And none of the kids fell in!