A group of 8 kayakers met at the RAHRC early to collect their kayaks and transport them to the beach at Yiti. Half of the group stayed with the kayaks and the rest dropped the cars to Bandar Kharan before coming back to all set off together.
The conditions were very calm (albeit hot) and the only real risk was a one-armed boat driver who came uncomfortably close a number of times during the day – we think his friendly waving was not helping him steer. The coastline along from Yiti is mainly cliffs, which makes this route rather exposed if the conditions are rough.
We explored the inlet with beached dhow at Yankit, which was very tranquil, and stopped on a sandbar for a rest and snack. After that we carried on to Bandar Kharan and were ready for a rest in the shade and some lunch once we reached the first beach. After a relaxing lunch, we paddled across to a secluded beach and got out for some snorkelling above a nice coral bed in the calm, clear water.
Then it was a final push around to the fishing village where the cars were parked, loading up the kayaks and taking them back to the RAHRC. The total paddling distance was about 16km.