Five paddlers left Len Road launch on a bright sunny day with flat water. We went south between the small islands and Quadra. Then we traveled over to Seal Rock where there were about 50 seals and pups. We stayed well away so as not to disturb the pups. As we paddled past the entrance to Open Bay we were treated to an aerial show by two eagles.
After unloading anything that we did not want to get wet the group practiced a few different paddling techniques, edging/bracing and such. Two paddlers practiced self rescue. The water was surprisingly warm. We then dried off and had lunch on the beach.
The wind came up a bit on the return but was welcomed in the heat. 4 NM in total and 3 1/2 hours including the practice.