Good for you for getting out there! And thanks for sharing your adventures! I'm envious of your ideal location for kayaking. Here in California, it is mostly open ocean kayaking. Not complaining through, I love it. I wish we had more islands to paddle to and channels surrounded by epic mountains.
Be safe out there. I highly recommend PLBs to all my friends that do anything off the beaten track in the outdoors. Others on Cake convinced me that a PLB is a must.