I went on a solo kayak trip from Dawesville to Herron point and camped overnight. I then paddled back to Dawesville the next day.
I was fortunate enough to have the wind behind me on the way down, but encountered a constant 12kn+ headwinds on the way back.
The photos on the way back were taken in wind sheltered areas as it was too wild to photograph in the wind.
The scariest moment on this trip for me, was trying to cross back over to Dawesville on the return leg. Cross winds with wind waves up to a metre, was a bit disconcerting for my first time dealing with conditions like that.
Point Herron campground has road access and has space for about 20 vans and probably similar amount of tents. Camping fee was $7.50 for my self, overnight. It has flushing toilets, somewhere to wash dishes and that is about it. There is no potable water, so you need to pack in your own water.
This adventure was a 33km round trip.
Trip down GPS trace.
Trip back GPS trace.
Finally had the courage to try out the Pacific Action kayak sail. I used it to get out to Seal Island.
Once out there, I paddled around the back and scared myself a little in the rolling swell. Then it was across to Penguin Island and then I circumnavigated Third Rock.
Finally it was back to the mainland, but not without doing some garbage removal from the water.
An exploratory from Challenger Beach, Naval Base. A dolphin came within a couple of metres of me and was checking me out on the way through.
My name is Mark McIntosh, but everyone calls me Macr.