Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25th - D'Arcy Island (#5)

I took Claire and her friends Celina, Mike and Justin for an afternoon ride up to D'Arcy Island. Conditions were beautiful - sunny and calm and we had a good trip and a nice visit. Cattle Point south ramp is still a challenge for launching, and I think I will try out my 18 inch hitch extension next time. Retrieval was not too bad, and it was easier to centre the boat on a gentler ramp I think.
I also met a couple of other boaters on the beach at D'Arcy and like their idea of using an anchor buddy line to keep the boat just off shore while beaching. Will look out for one.
We popped into Cadboro Bay beach to drop Celina off since she had to get a ride to the ferry!
37 km

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