From Big Bay paddle to the long beach between the NW and NE arms of Big Bay. There is a portage trail, marked on both sides with buoys, leading from Big Bay into Western Inlet. Portage this 1/8 mile trail, then paddle along the shoreline to Dead Bird Beach. A Short, unmarked portage through the rye grass leads to the back lagoon of the NW arm of Big Bay. The many islands at the entrance to the Western Inlet are fun to explore in a kayak. Relax and watch the birds! You might even see a humpback whale!