I met three new guy paddlers this trip - making a total of 7 men who were VERY helpful with the heavy lifting - add 4 of us women, we were a group of 11. Art, the organizer of this trip - and several other cycling and hiking events @hammerhead and I have been part of - is so capable and amiable and just a lot of fun to be with. He's the guy second on the left sitting on the rock of the inner circle. We'd had a good day; hiking; competing who was most accurate at throwing rocks to knock a plastic bottle off a ledge; couple of the guys did go out for a crazy-windy paddle; relaxed and read - and after this photo got busy making a bonfire on the beach and cooking supper. This is the life!
Too windy to paddle around the Cape - about 30K, gusting higher - so it's a hiking day. Boats poised for launching the next day, with a better wind report. Thankfully we have cell coverage on the beach - and some very able and experienced paddlers in the group. Lots of weather discussion, which is both fun and educational for me.