Santa Rosa Island Kayaking Trip, Oct. 1 - 3, 2004

In early October, Paul, Lavonne and I set out on a kayak-camping trip to Santa Rosa Island. We arranged kayak rentals from Island Kayakers, and booked a passage with Island Packers.

We nearly had the island to ourselves: other than us, there were but a handful of hikers in the campground, and a lonely hiker camping on the south beaches. No one else was kayaking on the north shore.

On Friday, we paddled north against the current from the landing at Becher's Bay, around Carrington Point and west to Lobos Canyon where we camped. On Saturday, we paddled further west to a stretch of open beach past Brockway Point  and camped there. Then on Sunday we paddled back – or rather steered back – with a strong current pushing us along. We stopped for lunch at a sheltered bay on the east side of the island.

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