I decided to start my birthday off with a nice paddle. I set off from the end of Killarney and met Dan at Cadboro Point. The current was ebbing strongly throughout the paddle (we were paddling pretty close to max ebb) which helped us on the way down (especially from Alpha Islet to Seabird Point) but made crossing Baynes Channel on the way back a bit of a challenge! You can see how the current took me almost 90 degrees from my heading!
I saw my first common loon of the season as I was coming back into Cadboro Bay- and it was calling too! :)