Trip Start Oct 14, 2007
28Trip End Nov 11, 2007
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Mike has got the cancer and he and his family were the benificiaries of the 2007 Friendship Paddle.
After spending the nite at Amandas in SLO I drove down to Mirmar beach and parked the Van. Mary came roaring up in a huge RV and we all drove to Bixby ranch, just south of Jalama Beach, near Point Conception. It was a great afternoon. Went surfing at the point, flew the trainer kite as the sunset and ate killer chicken burritos! We had a party, and howled at the almost full moon, camped the nite and woke up at 5:30 am, broke down camp and headed out to the beach
A prayer was said before embarking on the 46mile, 12 hour, paddle to Mirmar Beach, where Mikes familys beach house is located. This is also the place that Linda and I spent our Honeymoon 24 years ago.
Now paddling is extreme, I mean extremely.....boring, but hanging out on a boat cruising at 3-4 mph along the coast with Mikes friends and family was awsome. Scott (mikes cousin), stack, Heather, Jeff, Jimmy, Marys two brothers (Wille and ?), Andy, etc.
Mike did not really like all the attention, but really felt the love and support. It was good to see and connect with his mom, dad, Allison and the whole clan.