We just spent a four-day weekend at the Bahia Resort for Kenny’s Birthday. While we have visited the local resort that occupies a small peninsula jutting out into Mission Bay before, we have never stayed there. Since we arrived before any of our friends, Tori and I explored the grounds and their Harbor Seal Sanctuary. Both of the seals were abandoned as pups, probably due to their severe vision problems. Even though they can't be released into the wild with their medical condition, they are able to swim around their small lagoon with familiar ease.
Walking over to the Mission Beach Boardwalk, we enjoyed Sushi on the upper deck of the Cannonball ocean-front restaurant. For the rest of Friday, we hung out with Kenny and Kirstin at their bayfront room, watching the sunset over the resort's two sternwheelers that are currently closed due to the pandemic. On Saturday, Kenny's friends came to hang out on the resort's beach and celebrate his Quarantined Birthday. At sunset, we all went for a birthday cruise, biking and rollerskating down the boardwalk before coming back for birthday cake.
Even though it was overcast most of the day Saturday, we had fun kayaking and sailing in the classic 1970’s Hobie Cat that Kenny purchased last month. There was a decent wind as we crisscrossed Mission Bay with the other sail boats. Kenny didn't have his trapeze rig set up yet so I just hung out over the side while holding onto the cables. When he has the harness hooked up, I would love to film it with my GoPro while seated over the water.
On Sunday morning, Tori and I went for a walk on the boardwalk and checked out the Green Flash Sculpture by Malcom Jones (2002). Despite seeing countless sunsets, I have yet to see this actual phenomenon in real life. We walked all the way down to the South Mission Beach Jetty where there was a huge crane barge anchored in the channel. Sunday was much sunnier and we spent most of the day just hanging out at the resort, kayaking, sailing and practicing our AcroYoga on the grass. There was a bit of drama at the end of our last day as a man climbed atop the roller coaster at Belmont Park next door, threatening to jump. He was finally talked down by the police.
Below is the video of Kenny's Birthday Cruise along the boardwalk on Saturday night.