I paddled from Cedar Boat Launch out to meet up with Alan and Tom to start another leg of my around the Island in bits trips. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain when I was packing the boat at the Cedar boat launch which made for a miserable start!. By the time I had made it to Flat tops, the rain had stopped, and it became a nice evening. I had hoped to take a short cut, but the tide was too low, and I had to detour to the next gap to the south. Fortunately it was not that much of a detour! Gabriola pass had a nice flood which gave me a bit of a push.