Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21st - Oak Bay Islands (#8)

I paddled over to Cattle point to join a group of 7 others (Alan, Dave, Bob, Elizabeth, John, Luc, and Tony) from the Thursday group that Alan organizes. It was a bit windy from the SE to start so it was a bit of a slog getting to Cattle point as well as a bit lumpy. By the time we had made it over to Flower Island, the winds had calmed and we went out to Cadboro Point to watch the very lumpy water formed as the current overfalls around the point and was meeting a swell from the Salish sea. The waves and "haystacks" were as big as I have seen in some time! We had lunch at Gonzales point and then paddled the shore past the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. A few guests at the pool waved at us and took pictures! :)

The birding was good with at least 16 species seen:

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17 km, YTD 108 km

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