Ann wants to introduce me to stand up paddleboarding. I don’t go for the headstand like she does, but it does seem like a great way to get out on the water.
Neither of us fell off the paddleboard, so we go for the voluntary dunk. You can tell from our expressions how nice and warm the water is.
Lunch is great. I’d tell you where we ate, but they tell Ann’s dad not to photograph their sign, so I guess it’s a secret.
After lunch Ann, dad, and I get dropped off for an end-to-end hike of the Rubicon trail. This is a great shore hike that tours Emerald bay and the deep Rubicon bay, passing a restored lighthouse. Bird sightings include mergansers, a diving western grebe, and a gorgeous pileated woodpecker (sorry no picture).
There’s no more sign of snow, but they’re ready for its return.