Heike, Kent, George, Doug, Ian, Nancy and I set out from Cadboro Bay to paddle around Ten Mile Point towards Gordon Head. The wind and weather cooperated quite nicely until we were on our our way back around Ten mile point. The wind had picked up and it was quite a slog to make our way back to Flower Island. I was paddling a demo Nigel Foster Shadow for the day. I loaded it as if for camping and it performed well.