Took the kayaks to Grand Manan for a couple days of adventures and lucked into a beautiful (calm, clear, and warm) day on the southern end of the island.
Started at Seal Cove beach about 3 hours before low tide.
Paddled around the eastern side of Wood Island and Outer Wood Island.
Crossed back over to the main island, going in between West Pumpkin and Western Green islands. Took about 20 minutes to cross the boating lanes and we kept our eyes and ears on high alert but we didn't see a single boat on the horizon.
We hit the main island near Pats Cove and then headed around the southern tip to check out Southwest Head Light.
Seeing the cliffs from our little boats was really, really impressive. The cliffs are full of amazing formations and shapes ... looking like a giant spires of a granite cathedral.
The winds picked up and swells started to grow so we headed back along the coast all the way to Seal Cove. Arrived back at the beach about 3 hours after low tide.
After six hours on the water in some pretty hot conditions ... we loaded up our gear and immediately found refreshments.
If you catch the right weather ... this is a GREAT route that I'd love to follow again. I'd be tempted to go a bit further along the southern head ... but only if the weather was right. :-)