It takes a few trips to get into a workable routine, I found that a simple checklist was a necessity as it's potentially all to easy to leave a piece of kit at home that'd scupper my day out. Anchoring was now considered fairly well mastered and my paddle fitness was starting to improve in leaps and bounds.
The fishfinder was working as advertised, using it to locate wreck sites, etc aided with a handheld GPS was proving fairly easy to achieve. Being able to see what you're paddling over is great, though what I really wanted to know was what was around me, a map of the ocean floor was required. Though this would have to wait, partly due to cost, plus I didn't have the foggiest idea as to what would fit the bill.
The sensation of fishing out there alone, away from the shore, the peace and quiet was simply awesome. I didn't really know what to expect, but I certainly wasn't disappointed... what a brilliant experience!. I was launching as often as possible without tempting the arrival of divorce papers!!