Whitesands Bay - Now you see it
Now you don't
On reaching the Head there were very large overfalls and as a result I decided to use the Southerly flowing ebb tide to take me down towards Ramsey Island.
South Bishop in distance
I headed on a course for South Bishop to allow the tide to bring me down onto the north end of Ramsey Island. Even with the wind against me I managed a top speed of 6 knots. I broke out of the tidal flow into the relative shelter of the NE point of Ramsey Island and paddled down towards the Bitches.
The flow was starting to ease off now so I was able to paddle back and forth through the arch by the jetty taking the above photo in the process. I didn't risk ferry gliding straight across from the Bitches to the mainland so I paddled northwards for a few hundred yards before starting my return journey, which turned out to be a good decision as the tide then brought me down to the point adjacent to the Bitches and into the calmer water of the mainland coastline.