After the memorial, which was held at Jack London Square behind California Canoe and Kayak (CCK), a bunch of Albertís BASK friends paddled out the Oakland Estuary to escort his ashes to the bay. I volunteered to sit in the back of a double kayak and escort one of the relatives. But a bunch of them decided not to go by kayak and I wasnít needed. Since I had not brought my own kayak, Keith Miller of CCK let me borrow one of his high performance kayaks to go on the paddle.
As we paddled up the estuary towards the open bay the wind and wave chop became stronger and stronger. At the mouth of the estuary the waves intimidated most of the kayakers. Only Keith in one double kayak and Albertís brother Tom in a second paddled out into the bay. I started to follow and discovered that they had just dashed out a short distance to scatter the ashes. Then we all paddled back to Jack London square with the wind and waves at our back.