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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:52 pm 
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April of this year my wife and I circumnavigated Isla Espiritu Santo by kayak over nine days, on an independent trip in our Feathercraft K2. What a beautiful place! I finally finished the trip report, complete with useful logistical details and lots of pictures:

http://potterfs.wordpress.com/2011/08/0 ... itu-santo/

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:17 pm 
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If anyone is interested, Part 3 is now posted: kayaking Islas Carmen and Danzante.

http://potterfs.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/1375/

A beautiful part of the world!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:10 am 
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Thanks for posting, Andy. Great report, and beautiful pictures.

(My native Scotland has some lovely island-strewn waters, but it's cold!)

You mentioned in the first of the reports carrying up to 18 gallons of water. Was that standard in these desert regions? I guess the K2 was happy with the weight?

My Feathercraft seldom gets far from home, so it's good to see a folder being put to the use it was built for.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Mary, yes people have to carry a lot of water in Baja as the water sources can be spread pretty far apart, although some take desalinators. I've read trip reports from people going to more remote regions of Baja carrying up to 14 gallons per person, now that would be heavy!

It was actually very easy carrying the water in the K2, which performed like a champ. We had the bulk of our water in six 10Liter MSR Dromedary bags: one under each seat, and two just in front of each seat, ie one under each of our thighs. We tied them to the frame in case of a capsize. It was comfortable and didn't take up any otherwise useful packing space, and kept the weight where it belongs: low and toward the center of the boat. With all the ballast the boat was mighty stable, even under sail without outriggers.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Thanks very much for the reports Andy. I'm heading down there in a couple of weeks myself and your experience is very valuable!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:43 pm 
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What a fantastic place. Can't wait to go again. My trip report is here.

http://paddlesheep.blogspot.com/2011/12/isla-espiritu-santos-baja-california.html

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Great pics Andy. My wife and I did the same island in our Feathercraft Kahunas just a few short years ago.
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/5582 ... rs&start=0

Would love to go again someday.

Cheers,
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