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  I'm guessing.....
  Posted by: chodups on Jun-23-12 8:09 PM (EST)

....that it was a nasty day on Principe Channel. The current runs and the channel is a natural wind pass. He has been averaging around 3-3.5 knots traveling speed yet today he managed 1.6 knots average. Look at his path. He stayed very close to the rocks which is to say that he stayed inside the kelp. I'm thinking that it was for the little shelter that it provided.

He averaged 2 knots for the first ~10 NM and then stopped to rest for ~1.5 hours behind a small island. He hasn't done that during this trip. I suspect that he was headed for Ralston Islands at the south end of Anger Island but was really beat. On a normal day that would have been only another hour of paddling but today it would have been at least two or more. The place he stopped is noted as a reasonable spot to rest but not camp and judging by the amount of time he took to send off his "I'm OK" spot I would guess that he was distracted by some "improvements" he had to do before he could set up camp.

At spot number 24 he passed up entering Lundy Cove where a passable (and probably better) campsite can be found. He never really had a direct view to where it is so he may not have known about it or thought that things would improve.


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