We launched on a floating dock in the placid waters of the harbor.
People climbed into their kayaks on the floating dock, and then are slid off into the water.
Then people practiced paddling while others were launched, see in background of photos below:
We stayed back nearing the harbor entrance when a big speed boat went by:
No one could miss seeing the sea lions at the harbor entrance (or miss hearing them):
Here is a closer look:
We decided to stay in one group:
And finally got the kayaks together for a group photo in front of the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Everyone saw otters and sea lions and many saw seals.
Nobody fell out of their kayak on this trip! (Some did intentionally in the De Anza swimming pool before the trip, but we have no photographic evidence, just the echoes of laughter.)
Details about this De Anza College Outdoor Club trip, usually offered fall and spring quarters, are at: