• FRACK OFF PADDLE PHOTO GALLERY FROM PHOTOGRAPHER BRANDEN AROYAN

The beginning stages of mapping and scouting mileage and accessible beaches along the Big Sur Coast.

The beginning stages of mapping and scouting mileage and accessible beaches along the Big Sur Coast.

Halfway across Monterey Bay during the 26-mile crossing. Floating over 2000 feet of water, 7 miles to nearest land.

Halfway across Monterey Bay during the 26-mile crossing. Floating over 2000 feet of water, 7 miles to nearest land.

Rough waters towards end of Monterey Bay crossing.

Rough waters towards end of Monterey Bay crossing.

Searching for a calm, sandy beach to sleep upon. Home for the first night. Referencing map of Monterey Peninsula for day two.

Home for the first night. Referencing map of Monterey Peninsula for day two. Happy to have crossed Monterey Bay.

Waking up in a remote cove only reachable by water, near Pt. Lobos. Preparing to depart secluded cove near Pt. Lobos

Waking up in a remote cove only reachable by water, near Pt. Lobos.

Preparing to depart secluded cove near Pt. Lobos

Unpacking upon arrival.

Sorting through the essentials.

Sorting through the essentials.

Evening journal entry

Evening journal entry.

JOURNAL

Preparing dinner and tea

Preparing dinner and tea.

Waterfall. Not knowing whether to stay or go.

Leaveing the waterfall and onto the next magical nook.

Big Sur night sky

Big Sur night sky.

 

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