Balaena Bay is right out our front door. When I am desperate to sail and don't have the car, I just hoof it down to Balaena Bay. The conditions are pretty lousy, but it does just fine in a pinch. Today was probably my last Balaena Bay session... Sailed for about 2hrs in gusty 4.4. It is always interesting near the launch, since the winds are a bit offshore, and come gusting around Pt. Jerningham at light speed in short bursts, just enought to toss you over the handlebars, before dropping to zero.