I went for a midday paddle out to Tod Rock to finish the year's paddling off. There was a bit of a headwind which slowed me down a bit on the outward trip, but the wind seemed to die once I got to the Tod Rock marker - so I did not get much of an assist on the way back. I did a practice capsize and reentry drill near the beach on the way back. It was quick and easy to do to clamber back on board.
There were a few flocks of hooded mergansers mixed with some buffleheads around as well as some cormorants.