Sunday, January 03, 2016

January 3rd - Discovery island (#2)

Dan, Dennis, Paulo and I went for a middle of the day paddle (we thought by waiting until later it might be warmer!) around Discovery. There was a brisk northerly wind and a strong ebb building. You can see from the track that we were going fast when we had the wind and current at our back. The water around Seabird Point/Discover Island Light was pretty lumpy, but as soon as we got into the lee of Rudlin bay it was calm and we had a nice lunch stop in the sun. As we rounded the west side of Discovery we spotted the wolf. I had not seen it in quite some time and it was good to see it again. It came as close as 40 m from me while I was trying to take pictures, The sluice was running fast and where it turned north, the current and waves made for some steep, lumpy water. Looking at the track you can see how the current took us to our left (W) in spite of pointing and paddling hard to the NW! A very fine paddle! Photos to come as a follow up.
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16 km, YTD 25 km (2.5% of the year's goal!)

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