Sunday, January 31, 2010
Jan 31st - Discovery and two Tahes! (#11)
18 km, 10 NM, YTD 164 km – not bad for January!
More photos posted at: http://picasaweb.google.com/mhjackson123/20100131_oakbay
Saturday, January 30, 2010
January 30 - Rum Island (#10)
19 km, 10 NM, YTD 146 km.
Some more Kelly kettle shots are posted at: http://picasaweb.google.com/mhjackson123/20100130_rum#
Sunday, January 24, 2010
January 24th - Spectacle falls (#9)
19 km, 10 NM, YTD 127 km
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
January 20th - Rolling the bay (#8)
7 km, 4NM, YTD 108 km
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Jan 17th - Discovery (#7)
Dennis and I went out from Cadboro Bay to paddle out and around Chatham and Discovery Islands. Paula joined us out to a little past Jemmy Jones. The wind was not that strong but there was reasonable wave and current action – especially out around Seabird point. It was nice to be out in some waves and swell but not have to fight a wind! I had some nice surf rides with the F1. Good to make the first 100 km for the year!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Jan 16th - Oak Bay ((#6)
Dan, George, Paulo and I set out from Caddy bay for a paddle around the islands. After rounding Commodore point we decided to head over to the Chain group and then over to Oak Bay Marina where we stopped for coffe, seal watching and some lunch on a dock! Another great day on the water. I was paddling the Tahe – I like the footpegs better inverted (I switched right for left a couple of days ago to see if that was more comfortable – fortunately Dan has long enough arms to reach them!)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Jan 10th - Sooke Harbour and River (#5)
Monica and I went to Whiffen Spit where we joined Ken, David and Graham for a nice VSKN paddle through Sooke Harbour and then up the river a ways where we stopped for lunch at the second rapid. Conditions were decent with an ebbing tide all day so the ride back was fast! I was in the Tahe and Monica the F1 – light boats are great!
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Jan 9th - towing Clinic (#4)
I led a towing clinic for SISKA in Cadboro Bay. We spent about an hour on the beach discussing techniques and equipment and then spent an hour or two on the water putting things into practice. There were 10 of us all together and we had a productive time.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Jan 5th - Chatham, discovery and Trial Islands (#3)
Dan and I set out early for a paddle out to our favourite islands, but decided to make it a bit longer today as there was a good ebb current running. Conditions were a bit bumpy in a couple of places were the current was hitting Chatham, but things were generally pretty flat. I took the Tahe for one of its longest trips thus far and it performed well. You can see our speed was not so good on the return from Trial as we were paddling into the wind. It was good to sneak a last paddle before heading back to work!
Sunday, January 03, 2010
January 3rd - Moresby Island (#2)
Dan, Mike and I set out from Amherst for a paddle out to Moresby Island. Conditions were excellent, though there was a solid ebb current all day. We went to Seymour point and then wended our way down the west shore of Moresby until we found a nice beach and point for lunch. Mike brought out his Kelly Kettle which did a fine job of boiling water using a few twigs.
Tahe Greenland on the beach The Kelly kettle in action
Friday, January 01, 2010
Jan 1st 2010 - Cadboro Point (#1)
Seasonn and I set out from Killarney to paddle out to Caboro Point. The tide was very high (Oak bay 10 ft) and there were some waves crashing on the beach so launching was interesting. I managed to get Seasonn out in the Sirocco without getting her wet but had to pump out the F1 after I was off the beach. We tried to come back through the RVYC marina, but the tide was too high to pass under the bridge – a first for me!
A great start to the paddling year.