The wind continued to die during the night and by morning the seas were almost glass like. Quite a contrast from the last several days. It was time to depart our abandoned buildings and head south once again. The seas were calm but we were getting swells from the Pacific. The closer we get to the tip the bigger they will become. We were disappointed that we did not get to go diving and will continue to put it on our need to do list. We passed by a small rookery of sea lions. This site is visited quite often so the lions barely gave us notice. In fact they ignore the sea lion that was giving the warning bark.
These sea lions could have cared less.
Todays paddle would take us around the East Cape. We passed numerous housing developments. They varied in size from single rooms to mansions. The swell was hitting the shore with fairly large breaking waves. None of the landings looked great so we just paddled on. It was a long day in the boat and we were beginning to wonder if we were going to have to stealth camp when Don noticed a tiny protected beach just past some houses. It was surrounded by granite rocks in unique formations. We watched the swells hitting the shore and were able to time our landing. We quickly jumped out of our boats and helped each other pull them hight up the shore. We were excited with this site, it even had flat rocks that we could cook on. No sand spice in this meal.
We had left early in the morning and our gear was a bit wet from dew so we took advantage of the sun and rocks.
Meanwhile we are enjoying the granitic rocks that are around us. We made good time today, with lighter boats and some wind behind us.
Mileage paddled -28.7 nautical miles