Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dutch Slough to Big Break

Today seven paddlers joined Delta Kayak Adventures for tour on Dutch Slough. We launched at 1:15 from Sunset Harbor and paddled Dutch Slough to Big Break. Low tide was predicted for 2:13 and the temperature was close to 80 degrees when we launched. There was a small craft advisory posted for 2:00 p.m. so I was prepared to turn everyone back if the wind picked up.

We paddled on flat water with the current and a gentle breeze the entire time to Big Break. We didn't see much wildlife today but the seal we encountered made up for it. We met the seal about 3/4 miles from Big Break heading in the opposite direction as us. We stopped and watched him for a couple of minutes while he passed by us.

We rafted up for a snack when we reached Big Break and enjoyed the still waters. The paddle back to the launch was a little more work as we didn't have a strong current pushing us homeward.  The temperature was climbing and that wind never did materialize.

Overall another great day on the water!

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