Conditions were good with a little bit of wind and a bit of ebb current in Baynes. We made fast progress (see track) until we rounded Seabird Point and had to paddle into a stiff breeze (15-20 knots?). We had some fun in the waves and decided to go up inside the Chathams and through the sluice. On our way to the sluice, we ran into a solo paddler, Reg, and decided that we would shepherd him across Baynes which was getting a bit bumpy in places. We were able to avoid almost all the waves and made it back to Cadboro Bay in good time for a beer and some food at Smuggler's Cove. A great way to spend the evening after work!
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