But, oh so cool!
The high water mark is the the top of the white in the photos.
This little cave was full of opened clam shells. I think I found somebody's (maybe an otter's) feeding spot. It smelled REALLY bad.
This is my all time favorite cave which we named the Turtle long ago because it looks like a sleepy turtle with a head and two front legs. (I used to beg my father to paddle the canoe close so I could tickle its chin.) I have snorkled into the cave beneath it many times, but I've never been able to bring a boat inside before.
I was a little apprehensive, but I gathered my courage and paddled into the cool dimness, being careful of my head. The water was flat calm and the gurgles sounded like deep-throated animals breathing quietly. (Or maybe swallowing.)
It went back a lot farther than I'd ever realized. And looked like it went back farther still.
A selfie in the Turtle with the opening behind me.
It was much bigger inside that I thought, and I was able to turn the kayak completely around, using my hands on the walls. The water was about a foot deep beneath me, and the rocks were golden-green in the magical light.
A sailboat passed by just as I was starting out. But the funniest thing was that two kayaks paddled right by the opening just after I took this shot. I had no idea they were approaching, and they had no idea I was in there, and we scared each other half to death. When we'd all stopped laughing, I calmly said, "I live here." The guy looked like I was out of my mind, but the woman said, "There are a lot worse places to live."
I totally agree.