Loc: on the water somewhere
Acc: Navy boat
Dist: 67 km
Start: 6:50 End: 16:55
Tomorrow’s estimated landing: Buenaventura
It was a HOT day, no wind until 3.30 pm, dead calm oily water, good current perfectly into my direction, and good speed. But deathly boring…
I decided to cut across the bay as I am used to and as I’d do being just by myself, paddling through the calm night then – no detours. The direction was Juanchaco, despite I’d not be landing there. I am rather welcome to visit Buenaventura tomorrow night, which was not really on my way, but Capitán Delgado is waiting there and I’ll be happy to greet him there. Means I’ll be paddling tomorrow another 65 km into direction Juanchaco, jump on the boat, and we’ll drive to Buenaventura in less than an hour. Paddling would take me two days extra. Still the loop is closed. I will stay one day in Buenaventura!
The boat I had today with my new Buenaventura crew was as silent as it can be, keeping a good distance behind me, and I didn’t notice them at all. Not really many other boats around out here…
My kayak is a bit squeezed in on the left side, but my bow sleeping compartment has more space. The guys are sleeping as usual in hammocks across the boat.
So nothing exciting today, just endurance. But nice company at night!