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
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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