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Our group is large, maybe 14 people, and a few of us are interested in paddling a little faster, but the defacto group leaders keep calling us back. After about 30 minutes of this I suggest we regroup and ask about separating into two groups, so the few of us can paddle ahead. The leaders agree and five of us separate from the group.
We have a nice paddle along the bank, enjoying the views and paddling easily up the back eddy. The current out in the main pass is really starting to move, and we can see the flow picking up between the islands, as well as a few ferries passing along close to Galiano Island in the boat channel. We come to a place where there is an outcropping of rock that disrupts the eddy, and paddle hard now against the current to try and pass around it. I can move up the current for a bit but then fall back, and watch one or another of my paddle mates try for a different spot. The rest of the group catches up to us. Someone finds the best place to push through, and we follow suit. Then we're out of the current and back into an eddy on the far side, resting.
|Don't want to be out in the Ferry Lanes.|