Launched from the Tennison Bay Kayak Launch about 6 PM
Landed on Chambers about 7:15
Left Chambers 7:25
Arrived back at the put in at 9 PM
Launch in Tennison BayNice paddle…wind started out light from the SW and built into the mid-teens from the S with 2.5+ waves, before I reached Chambers. I hurried getting a snack and drink as I wanted to get headed back so I would be through the larger waves before it became dark.
On the beach at ChambersThe sun was going to set in about 20 minutes so I left. The wind was still building up into the high teens aand the wave were pushing 3 feet just before I reached Adventure Island. They gradually calmed down as I closed the distance to Adventure Island and reached its lee shore. The rest of the paddle was more sheltered by the Islands and mainland so the waves gradually calmed .
The trip was about 11 miles as I wandered a bit to be in the shelter of the Islands on the way back.
I had a light on, kept eyes and ears sharp for boats...saw none. Had a radio, flares, strobe and cell.
I enjoy paddling or sailing in the dark...usually little to no boat traffic and basically a different world