Had not seen PD forever and it was great to have a chance to get caught up on the way down. He is off to Terra Del Fuego for some serious paddling in January.
We poked around in the canals looking for leopard sharks.
Did not see any, but the seals, sea lions, otters and birds were out in force. Western grebes, merganzers, willets, curlews, brown pelicans, loons, least grebes and cormorants we identified for sure.
There is a new parking lot/boat launch facility with a nice dock that seems to be appreciated by a certain crowd you don't want to be downwind of.
Paul had his usual great store of science and adventure stories. From first ascents of 20,000ft peaks in Chile to the first westerner televising via satellite link from a remote part of China covering the 2008 total solar eclipse Paul doesn't waste any time being bored. It was a pleasure to see him as always.