Summits: 1340

2013: Aug 17 » Agua Hedionda (Carlsbad Lagoon, kayaking)

I’d been wanting to get into one of the scenic saltwater lagoons coming in off the coast, and Agua Hedionda (Carlsbad Lagoon) is the only one nearby that’s legal to paddle. I skipped the ridiculous $10 boat ramp fee and found my own way in with my friend Eris. She explored the open water, while I paddled back into where the water narrows to get a quick glimpse of the marsh and the bird life. Though the translation means “smelly water”, it didn’t live up to its name!