Dan, Paulo and I paddled out to Cadboro Point to meet Olivier and then the four of us proceeded over to Chatham and Discovery Islands. The air was incredibly clear - we could easily see the outline of Mt Rainier over 210 km away! There was a brisk Northerly wind which pushed us a bit to begin and then slowed us down on the way back. The tide was also very high (just a few cm below the orange lichens), so we took the opportunity to check out cactus islet lagoon and other spots which can only be visited when there is plenty of water. the prickly pear cacti look to be in good health. we kept an eye out for the wolf, but did not see it. We also observed a few minutes of silence at 11 in remembrance, while we were stopped at Rudlin Bay.