I'm back, from Yuma.
Yeah. I attempted a tides analysis-with expert opinion-for Kanaka Bay where I go for Orca to Cattle Point planning for a tide run circumnavigation.
The analysis for moving tide crests failed, I forgot outgoing bay water into a large flowing stream despite building conditions (duh duh duh), while I ate lunch, and LO ! a wind devil came up Juan de Fuca out of the Olympics turning 2:30PM into twilight...eyeyyehahaha ! Whoa ! Whatta ride ! Tide and wind were headed back to home base at San Juan County Park. The overfall at Bailer's Hill was 6' feet in 3 rolls of light gray water. Mid Haro was white water for 2 miles maybe. Crossing deadman's in 4' swells, a roadside loudspeaker announced I had a new job with my dear friends the touring companies as caboose. swells were 4-5' along the cliff and what ?
The tandem touristS just floated back, some terrified of course but the tandems went back no drama, onE couple demode a sideways to swell without paddle control: tandem self corrected as cresting. Now I knew !
We newbees wonder how the hell the tourist companies get away with it....
I pulled my middle left hand finger out. 85% today.
The GPS satellite safety device ? safe at home.
NOT THIS YEAR !
Beyond my ignorance what surprised was the great differences in truly-for me-challenging water conditions ober a few miles. It's not all simply rough like the run down from Roche to SJCP, the conditions are rough and different over 3-400 yards. As, if you pick the wrong route here you may exceed your skill level.
Now I know the assembled have circumnavigated Vancover Island and New Guinea but I haven't: Roche to SJCP is duck soup compared to False Bay to SJCP.