Newport Harbor Pizza Paddle - January 2016

January 13th, 2016
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About once a month a group of us get together and paddle Newport Harbor after work. We launch from the beach at the Newport Aquatic Center and paddle over to Pizza Nova in the main harbor in a combination of kayaks and SUPs. There we dock our boats, partake in feast of pizza and beer, and then paddling back to the cars. We do this all year round and in pretty much all conditions.  Light, dark, rain, and the dead of SoCal winter where you're tempted to put a sweater on with your flip flops.

You can find writeups of other pizza paddles here.

If you'd like to join us just ask. We sometimes have loaner boats available and while admittedly some of us do bite most of us have had our shots.

This was our first pizza paddle since my knee surgery back on November 5th but hopefully we'll be doing them again regularly now. We're currently in that time of year where it's dark even when we arrive at the beach.  This actually has it's advantages as the water in the harbor is usually smoother after dark and there is plenty of ambient light from all the surrounding houses but I do miss the sunsets we get other times of the year.

Benton Hot Springs - Bungalow Cabin

Yet another hot spring posts since that's about all I'm able to do for another month or so due to Knee Surgery 2015.

During the stay at Conway House on Halloween the caretaker recommended the Bungalow Cabin as being even more private with an even better view of the mountains so that's what we went for this time.