Eight of us kayaked from Len Road across Hyacinthe Bay in the morning (1 km; ¼ hour). It was a very short paddle to Maple Bay where we explored a property that is proposed to become a wilderness conservation area. From there we hiked up to a viewpoint with views over Hyacinthe Bay and Rebecca Spit. It was steep and rugged in places, a path following cairns. We returned to the Bay for lunch (hike – 4.4 km; 2½ hours), then kayaked on to Lady Ann Bay. One interesting feature of Hyacinthe Point is the exposed pillow lava which flowed out under water causing the “pillow” formations. Three kayaks returned from this point and five continued on for an extended paddle since the weather was hot and calm.
On our paddle there were herring jumping out of the water near us, which attracted an eagle to swoop in to catch them a couple of times. He put on a very nice show quite close to us. We continued around Heriot Island in shallow water and returned to the vehicles. (kayak – 6.0 km; 1½ hours)
Many thanks to the two owners who invited us to visit their properties.
Photos by Norris and Les
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