Packing for the islands

Posted by Ken Campbell July 21, 2011 0 Comment 678 views

I have a San Juan trip leaving in a couple of days. It’s a 5-day affair, and it looks like we’ll be spending most of our time in the northern tier (Sucia, Patos, and so on). I love that section of the islands, but I’m not sure there’s five days of paddling up there and there aren’t many easy ways to leave, at least not without a long day or two on the water. Which is fine, it’s just that I don’t know the people I’ll be paddling with yet. I’m sure it will work out fine; we’ll have at least the first two days on Sucia to figure it out.
The other unknown is the weather. It should hardly be an issue, here at the end of July, but this year has been different than others.
I saw in the paper that the overnight low for Chicago was 80 degrees. What’s that like?

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