Sunday, February 28, 2010
February 28th - rolling an caddy bay (#21)
4 km, 2NM, YTD 279 km
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Feb 27th - Discovery and Tsunamis(#20)
I paddled the Tahe out to Cattle point to join Mike, Dan, Heike and Paulo on a paddle around “the islands”. Conditions were good. We had a flood to help us to the top end of Chatham and then we fought a bit of wind and current along the east side of the islands. The waves and wind were fun in the Tahe! We stopped in a bay on the west side of Discovery for lunch and I managed to record the Tsunami advisory message using my iphone voice recorder - wanted to save it to use with my geology and m,arine science classes! I peeled off at Jemmy Jones to head back to caddy bay – did a few rolls at the end before heading in. The tsunami wave was not noticeable when it eventually came in.
I have linked to the recording I made of the VHF Tsunami advisory broadcast: http://michaelhjackson.ca/pblog/tsunamimemo2.mp3
Sunday, February 21, 2010
February 21st - Chain Islets and Trident Angler test (18,19)
After we got back, I decided to take an Ocean Kayak Trident Angler kayak out for a test drive (I am looking for a fishing kayak). This is a neat little sit-on-top and paddles quite reasonably. Though nowhere near as fast as a regular sea kayak, I was able to maintain 6 kph fairly easily. I tried it with and without the rudder (which worked well) and also tried moving around the kayak. I also tried sitting with my legs over the side which also was fine. This kayak has a “rod pod” which is a centre hatch into which one can stuff all kinds of goodies into a relatively water tight area. I took it out into some light chop in Baynes and it remained a dry ride. I think it may be a keeper! [6 km] (http://www.oceankayak.com/kayaks/angler_editions/prowler_trident_13_angler.html)
20 km, 11 NM, YTD 258 km
Monday, February 15, 2010
February 15th - Chatham Islands (#17)
12 km, 6 NM, YTD 238 km.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Feb 14th - Cordova Bay (#16)
18 km, 10 NM, YTD 226 km.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Feb 13th - Spectacle falls with Freya (#15)
15 km, 8 NM, YTD 208 km.
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Monday, February 08, 2010
Feb 8th - rolling with Dan (#14)
4 km, 2 NM, YTD 193 km
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Feb 6th - Discovery (#13)
19 km, 10 NM, YTD: 189 km
Thursday, February 04, 2010
February 4th - Cadboro Bay (#12)
6.5 km, 3.5 NM, YTD 170 km