Hi Huwie, again more than welcome to come along. As to which way you head down, heading down the western side of Russell Island looks the easiest and most direct. Then either swing east under Russell and down Canaipa Passage or continue south and come over the top of Tabby Tabby and then follow the main channel east. At the bottom end of the bay the flood tide moves south but at some point meets the flood tide coming in from Jumpinpin. If you have the predicted northerlies with you, tides won't matter. Otherwise maybe leave an hour or so before the local high and look to arrive at the camp after the tide has turned and heading out. The last 1k heading south to the campsite would be the only hard bit. If you continued down the west side of Tabby Tabby and then swung under the south side of Eden Island (see the map link I put up earlier) then you'd have the tide with you all the way.
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