The toothy sea grotto was teeming. Often known as the “Green Room” inside Scorpion Rock simply off southeastern Santa Cruz Island and a part of the Channel Islands National Park, the wave-battered cavern bustled with nesting pelagic birds and raucous California sea lions. Its west entrance agape, contained in the dank sea cave narrowed to the purpose the place it laid me flat on my kayak’s again deck. The volcanic rock gouged my helmet earlier than depositing me into an urchin-laden cove.
There’s nothing fairly like paddling in to discover honeycombed cliffs and Mordor-like archways. These craggy caverns and sea caves are finest accessed by plastic kayak, the right watercraft for sea-bound spelunking.
Right here’s a have a look at the place to launch your subsequent paddling journey to entry North America’s most gorgeous shoreline sections that includes sheer, pock-marked, weather-beaten cliffs. Respect different kayakers and the wildlife, too. Don’t overlook your headlamp and helmet. You’re going to wish it.
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