Met up with JohnL who is a new AI owner on Sunday 21 Nov for a day trip around Pittwater. Launch site was Bayview where there is usually ample free parking. Have to watch out for all the early morning paddlers and dog walkers though. I got there and had to wait for a car spot. By the time John got there heaps of people were leaving and making room.
Launched on a high tide which makes life easier at this location due to the expanse of shallow waters off the boat ramp.
Headed out north of Scotland Island then into Morning Bay to check it out. Leaving the bay we decided to head for Portuguese Bay on the western site of Pittwater for lunch. Bit of tacking involved getting out of Morning Bay then a good trip up to Portuguese Bay.
Only one other group on the beach other than the goannas and magpies. Got to test out the new coffee filter and watch the world pass by before enjoying a fantastic reach back down Pittwater and completing our circumnavigation of Scotland Island via Elvina Bay. Arrived back at Bayview about 1600 in time for questions and answers with people back in the car park.
JohnL after launching at Bayview
North of Sctland Island and headed for Morning Bay
Headed for the beach at Portuguese Bay
Lunch in style. Fresh coffee and wondering what those without AI's are doing.
Reaching south toward Scotland Island.
Nice 15 kts of wind. Not much pedeling required.