Drakes Head Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The four fingers of Drakes Estero and the double thumb of Limantour Estero form a 20-mile network of narrow bays that presses into the marshy center of Point Reyes National Seashore like a giant, deformed handprint. The only road access is at Drakes Bay Oyster Farm at the tip of the middle finger, a 3.5-mile paddle across the palm to the sea. Beyond the put in, the estero feels quiet and remote. The only access to its shores is by boat or trail, and no motorized craft are allowed. Rolling grassy hills surround the waterways. Here curious harbor seals shadow your strokes, and the estuary’s fertile mudflats attract a wide variety of birdlife. For advanced paddlers Drakes Estero provides access to miles of uninhabited ocean shoreline."
--Roger Schumann , Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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