This is my first official blog post, so please bear with me. The Tsunami Rangers ocean adventure kayak team is venturing back to beautiful Big Sur and plans to spend a few days exploring its many rock gardens and caves. I will give a full report when I return in late August.
We first explored Big Sur, located a few miles south of Monterey, California, and a few miles north of San Simeon, in the late 1980s. Our first trip, with Tsunami Rangers captain Jim Kakuk and lieutenant Alan Hillesheim, started at Mill Creek and ended at Willow Creek. Later, lieutenant Glenn Gilchrist accompanied Jim and me on a trip from Rocky Point through Pfeiffer Big Sur. After that, lieutenant Dough Schwarz and our good friend Joanne Turner joined us on an excursion from Gorda south toward San Simeon.
We filmed our award-winning video, ADVENTURES OF THE TSUNAMI RANGERS, near Rocky Point with commander Michael Powers. That led to the WAVE WARRIORS film in the same area done by lieutenant commander Gordon Brown and his filmmaking family for National Geographic Explorer.
Since then, we’ve spent a lot of on-water time at Garrapata, at the north end of Big Sur, but have not had a big exploration adventure in Big Sur in ten years. So, it’s time to return. Stand by.