Thursday, June 06, 2013

June 6th - Discovery (#36)

Dan and I took Alan from PEI for a tour around out "back yard". Alan is an instructor who I met at PPS last weekend and is at UVic for a conference so things worked out well to sneak out for an evening paddle.
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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16 km, YTD 385 km

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