This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Afloat” — a theme that can be interpreted in a myriad of ways (as is usually the case for these challenges, and what makes it so fun to participate).
An obvious choice from my photo collection were kayaking shots. I remembered my photograph of this group of stand-up paddlers heading out from Moss Landing in Monterey County, California…
I also had photographs of Jeff kayaking at nearby Elkhorn Slough. One time, I asked when he thought he would get done, so that our grandchildren and I could meet him at the launch area.
We spotted him from where he launched at Kirby Park…along with a grebe — a type of migrating water bird that also makes its home on the Pacific coast.
What is funny is the grebe seemed to always be near him, even as he paddled close to shore.
What I like about these photos is that it captured a state of being happy…maybe feeling afloat, in the moment and free of any other distractions.
These photos to me reflect a literal “afloat” because of the kayak in the image, but more important is the spirit being afloat, of his joy at seeing our grandchildren after the kayak ride on the slough.
More about Elkhorn Slough on the post for the photo challenge theme “Depth” about the California King Tides Project (sea level rise).