We were a small group for the BASK Thursday Lunch Paddle on May 9. Just three of us with Danny, Susan and myself. With today being Thursday and too stormy to paddle it’s time to catch up on my blog. For last week’s paddle we launched from Paradise Cay under cloudy skies with a prediction for wind in the afternoon. The plan was to paddle along the East Side of the Tiburon Peninsula which would afford us some projection from the wind with a stop for lunch at a little beach just shy of Bluff Point. Our paddle took us along the shore and past the Center for Environmental Studies Estuary & Ocean Science Center (Romberg Tiburon Center) operated by San Francisco State University. This was a Naval Net Depot for maintaining submarine nets across the Golden Gate during World War II.
We were paddling along, chatting and riding an ebb current and before we knew it we were at Bluff Point staring at Angel Island which seemed to be offering us an invitation for lunch. Conditions in Raccoon Straight looked favorable so we crossed to Angel Island and landed on the beach at the Immigration Station. On our return the wind tried to tease us a bit, coming at us from various directions, deflected by the land masses. We hung close to the shore admiring the mansions and estates along the Tiburon Peninsula. Our paddle covered 9.4 miles. You can see more photos here and view a track of our paddle here.
3 thoughts on “Lunch on Angel Island”
That looks like a nice paddle. Thanks for the route map as it always gives me a visual of what you have done. I admire anyone who paddles as much open water as you do as conditions change rapidly. Safe future paddles.
Happy to hear you like the route maps. I paddle with some very accomplished and skilled kayakers and we’re always evaluating the risks, particularly wind and currents, we dress for immersion and we carry radios.
It is always interesting to see where other paddlers paddle. I am an old school visual person so maps are great way to actually show the area and see conditions. Thanks for posting
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