It was cloudy, it was misty, it was drizzling. But this sort of weather would never stop a group of expert, hardened kayakers.
Unfortunately, there was only us around.
We headed out into Cadboro Bay: Alison, Louise, Paula, Bernie and me.
It was a busy day on the water. There was a sailing regatta...
...and big sailboats.
We decided to try to venture over to the Chain Islands. The weather wasn't great, but it wasn't getting any worse.
So we headed out. What we didn't count on was the current.
As we neared a small islet in front of the Chain Islands, we all had the same startling revelation -- Hey, the islet is moving! Only it wasn't the Islet, it was us!
We got caught in a strong outflow current. Hitting the Chain Islands was no longer important -- we were more worried about hitting Japan! Okay, so it wasn't that bad, but some of us did feel like our comfort level was being pushed.
We took shelter in the lee of another island while we plotted out next move.
The way back didn't look too bad. There was a bit of current off the island, but once past that, it looked quite doable. But we weren't in hurry to leave because a) Alison had snacks....
...and b) an eagle was giving us a bit of a show.
Finally we ventured across the channel and to home.
My pictures are here.