Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Nearest Location: Hildenborough, United Kingdom
Distance: 1 km(s)
Time:12/24/2008 05:19:28 (America/Vancouver)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Dennis and I went out for a short paddle out to 10 mile point. The weather was a bit windy and temperatures were below zero (High of -3), but we were well dressed and had a nice paddle to 10 Mile point and then back over to the south side of the bay and back via the yacht club. The current was ebbing quite strongly - for a moment I thought I might not make it through the channel near Maynard Cove! There was a nice bit of chop out by Cadboro Light and we chatted briefly with the owner of the weather station I use regularly out on 10 mile point. A great last paddle of the year! Hopefully we will actually make it out on our flights to the UK tomorrow!
8 km, 4NM, YTD 1080 km
Monday, December 15, 2008
Given below freezing temperatures, winds above 50 knots (wind gust at 60 mph at 10 mile point today!)and some snow (see photo) I have not been inspired to sneak out and enjoy the water by kayak. I have, however, been out on calls 3 times in the past 24 hours with the Coast Guard Auxiliary!
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IBRITISH32 is a link to weather from a station on 10 mile point that has good dat for our area.
Monday, December 08, 2008
I organised a pool session at the Crystal Pool for 14 or so SISKA members – a good time was had by all I think – I managed to practice several greenland rolls with my Tuilik as well as staic braces etc. I also got to try my surf boat (Mega Maverick) with a repositioned backband and it paddled MUCH better.
Here is a video clip of my friend Bill doing a nice roll:
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Dan, Heike and I set out from Cadboro Bay to paddle north along the shore. We set up a good pace and went up to Margaret’s Bay where we turned around. We were back at the beach by 12:30. Conditions were clam, though there was a bit of a head wind for the return.
18.4 KM, 10 NM, YTD: 1072 km (probably the last paddle of the year as I am off to the UK soon…)