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Belvedere Lava House Kayak Adventure

June 30 2014
Embark from Triple Helix and explore the legend of the Belvedere Lava House! Abandoned property with quite a history and a fantastic view. There are many legends and hearsay regarding the property and I intend to find out the truth while avoiding high winds and dangerous rocks. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lava-house

June 30 2014

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Mission Underway

What a great trip today ! Weather turned out perfect and I created a fun video taboot!

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Cool! Nice video. :D

Preparation Stage

The weather broke so I am going for it!

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Choosing the right time.

As many already know it can get windy in Richardson bay. So choosing the right time is important. The early morning is usually the best time as the sea and the air is calm. If all goes according to plan, this quickie expedition will leave Triple Helix on Thursday July 24th at between 7:30 and 9 AM. A few others have signed on, and it would be great to have additional urban spelunkers.

SeaTrek kayaks is a good place to find a kayak and I have made great friends with their staff. Triple Helix is often a rest stop for some of their adventurers on the way to Angel Island.

If the weather turns sour we will wait a while, or reschedule for a better time. Several motorized dinghies are on hand in case rescues are needed!

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Expedition Background

While sitting on Triple Helix spying on the Belvedere Cove with my binoculars I noticed what could be considered a "blotch" on the landscape. Richardson bay is populated with multi-million dollar homes and beautiful architecture. However there is about a 100 meter swath that had no vegetation, a bunch of concrete, and what appears to be some lava rock sculptures. I plan to investigate.

atlasobscura.com/places/lava-house

The Richardson Bay is no Joke! Today I had to be rescued! High winds forced me onto a vacant boat where I hailed down Artura from Seatrek. Thanks for the unplanned rescue adventure!!

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Interesting! The result of a landslide perhaps?

Although it appears that a landslide is possible, I am guessing it was interrupted in mid construction.