Between Lagoon Cove, where I dropped Sheila, and Refuge Cove, where I will meet her again in a couple of days, there are five tidal rapids that I can navigate only close to slack water. I did two yesterday, and stopped at Shoal Bay for a fun evening at the pub. This morning I went through the next two and am now tied up at the Stuart Island Community Dock. I went for a walk to Bassett Bay past Eagle Lake, and noticed some fresh cougar tracks on the way out. When coming back, there were some even newer tracks on top of my footprints. Either there were two cougars, or the one I followed circled back behind me. I turned back frequently to make sure I was not being stalked, but never saw anything. Today is very hot and sunny again, feels great.

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