Saturday, March 06, 2010

March 6th - Race Rocks (#22)

Dan, Heike, Paulo and I set out from Weir’s beach to paddle out to Race Rocks and into Becher Bay. Conditions were spectacular – I think I may have picked up a sunburn in spite of sunscreen! Summer in early March! We had a great boost from the ebb current on our way to Race rocks and played around in the tidal race channels for a while. We saw seals, eagles, oystercatchers, sea lions and dolphins! Lots of fishing boats out, especially around Church Rock. We stopped off for lunch in a small cove on the edge of Becher Bay and then made our way back along the shore to try to avoid the current.I changed the speed scale on the track map as we had speeds of up to 14 kph with the current!

ScreenShot285 23 km, 12.5 NM, YTD 302 km

I don’t expect to get much paddling in until April as I am off to Ecuador on the 13th…