Summer is a good time to see lots of people on the beaches and in small boats. Many of these people only go to the shores in summertime. Sometimes I don't mind sharing the beach with all these extra people, so I paddle in the afternoon. Sometimes I want my beach to be quiet and private like it is in winter, so I paddle early in the morning. Crowds and quiet both make for good times on the water.
I've been enjoying the e-mail notices that come from various groups supported by local small boat users. The latest update came from the Georgia Strait Alliance -- you can click on this link to read their latest note.