We woke up knowing the day ahead was going to be shorter than the last few! It was such a relief and we were so excited to meet up with Coextinction! It would have been nice if we could have gone back for another soak in the hot spring but we needed to get paddling early to meet our friends. As the first sea plane came in, the locals left the hot springs to make way for the tourists, and we paddled away from the cove.
Our original plan was to paddle behind Flores island, it would be sheltered and not effected by the swell. The day was beautiful and the air was still, we made a last minute decision to paddle around the front instead. Our bodies were pretty stiff and paddling around the front was 27km vs 40km if we went behind.