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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cat Island on the Wando River

Helpdesk, Gusto, Sleepy and Hiking Geer made the trip to Cat Island on the Wando River.  We pushed it to about the last weekend possible weather wise.  We woke up to a chilly Saturday morning and made our way over to Paradise Landing.  There was only one other brave sole and his son at the launch point.  With the wind at our back but the tide against us we paddled down the Wando to Cat Island in search of sharks teeth (well, we were just going to paddle anyway so it wasn’t like it was a sharks tooth mission or anything).

Wando_River_to_Cat_Island 

Stats going (Again wind at the back does not offset incoming tide!)

Landing_To_Cat_Island

As you can see it took us 1 hour and 48.55 minutes to get there with an average moving speed of 2.4. The tide makes more of an impact that I previously thought.  Look at this stats on the exact same trip back (well, it is a tad shorter since the track on the trip out also includes a small trip to the back of the island.)

Cat_Island_To_Landing

Moving average is now 3.2 and we did it in 1 hour 9 minutes.  This was near the end of high tide so I wonder if the push would have been more if we had caught the incoming tide a bit earlier as planned. 

Here are a few photo’s as well.

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Wando River - Paradise Landing to Cat Island