It’s no secret the real estate market has been booming here lately on the Monterey Peninsula, and there has been little time to enjoy the great weather, but over the past few days we’ve tried to get outside a little more to enjoy the beauty. While there are many fun hikes along the Monterey Peninsula, we were in the mood to go fast! Here are two activities to get your adrenaline rushing!

Kayaking in Moss Landing

Moss Landing is about 20 minutes from Monterey, an easy drive up Highway 1. Our friends at Kayak Connection are equipped with single, double, and triple kayaks as well as a few other kinds of mobile floating devices to suit a variety of interests. The Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing is a special place, abundant with wild life and plenty of space to keep socially distant while enjoying the scenery. Kayak Connection takes preservation of wildlife very seriously, and we were instructed not to approach otters but also informed that they would probably approach us on their own accord. This gave us a chance to take pictures of our close interactions with otters, seals, and brown pelicans. Paddling out was the easy part with the wind against out backs, but as soon as we turned around at the one mile mark, we were in for a windy surprise. The wind kicked in, and it was a great effort to get back. Needless to say, we are sore and although we went on a chilly day, we had a blast. Highly recommend checking out Kayak Connection and exploring Moss Landing and the Elkhorn Slough!

Electric Bikes

Had our first experience with electric bikes and I found myself asking “where have these been my whole life?” You never get tired, and they provide seemingly endless fun with new sights and sceneries. You can pack a snack and store it in the bike pouch, bring a jacket in case you get cold, and they come with bike locks if you want to stop for a picnic! Our route was from New Monterey to Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach where we had a socially distant lunch with a view of the bay. We rode by two of our favorite places –  Lover’s Point and Asilomar Beach. After lunch we were stuffed, and I instead of having to pedal, we put it in cruise control and enjoyed the sunshine.