Dogs and Paddles

Saturday was a busy day- from the UCSB Gaucho Gallop and Dog Run in the early morning to a 9 mile paddleboard and stand-up paddle competition from Goleta Beach to Leadbetter to post-race dinner on the grass and sand with the 90+ paddlers.  The logistics of my getting from the sand onto one of the race boats was not quite figured out – the race horn sounded, the paddlers were off and I was left still on the beach. One of the big safety jet-skis came in, I threw my camera in a dry bag, held it overhead and waded out thigh deep to hop on the back – he then gunned it, me hanging on with one hand,  through the swell to catch up with the lead boat that I could climb on and shoot from.  I was soaked but happy.

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