In terms of logistics and coordination this was probably the trickiest day. With unpredictable weather (calling for squally thunderstorms) and an inaccessible coastline (Saikung Country Park) we had difficulty deciding where to end the day; and where the motorboat would meet me. For those thinking we had a "support boat" for the whole trip ... no, that's not the case. The only reason we incorporated a motorboat on Day 2 was so i could finish and re-start tomorrow at the same location without having to camp the night. In the end, my final destination was Wong Mau Chau - an idyllic, charming island plopped in the middle of Mirs Bay. It's a rough, rocky island that's not particularly pretty until you view it from the north side ... where there's a tiny picturesque beach full of white sand and a cute pier. Not sure i'd want to be stranded on this island for very long, but for a lunch stopover and/or a swim, it's "picture perfect".
On route to Wong Mau Chau, I also paddled past Basalt Island with its amazing sea arches! See photos. Shhhh ... this is a hidden gem, a 'secret' you and I should keep to ourselves.
Oh, and i had a birthday today (the big "5-0"). Hence the silly t-shirts. Another secret!