After all the family business was done my brother in law and I slipped marriage bonds and got out for a morning paddle yesterday.
Gareth is a novice paddler so some concessions in the interest of safety were made. We staid out of the waning tide race.
After crossing Baynes Channel and making a quick stop on Chatham we slipped into the hidden lagoon which was almost dry. We arrived during the last hour of the ebb.
Next we played in the Sluice practising ferry glides, break outs and break ins through the eddy line. Then we explored how to paddle against the current by finding the back eddies close to shore and off of head lands.