Woo hoo i get to go first. I paddled from the galiano terminal through the active pass to Swartz bay terminal, with an overnighter on saltspring. I interpreted the graph on WXTide to mean the current will flood starting at 11 ish,peak just before 3 and even out around 6. So naturally i was going to take advantage of it. get off the ferry at 9:30, paddled out to rip point, started heading back into the pass and realized i am going against a strengthening current. I went along the galiano side, used some eddies to my advantage and got to this beach where i had a nice long break till 3:30 or so and i thought current weakened a bit. the current in the eddy had a 2mph pull towards the point...first,bumpy water, then swirly water and then i got sucked into the main current and into the standing waves that form for a few minutes after a ferry goes by. paddling for dear life i got back into the beach,waited another hour, and on 3rd attempt i got through around the point and eventually got out of the pass. Made camp on saltspring and had a great sleep except for the mosquitos . then paddled around russel island and to swartz bay. Now....does anybody have an idea what was that dead thing i saw in the water (the pic is of it upside down, right side up it kind of looks like a foot long cockroach) I left the Elaho at home this time and took the old necky gannet i bought for 400 bucks 2 weeks ago and did some outfitting work to it. Hey Mark, is this what became of that decrepit wooden sailboat i remember seeing at that spot last year?