Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27th - Discovery (#74)

Paulo and I went for a fast morning paddle around Chatham and Discovery Islands. It was rainy and calm when we started and became rainy and windier as we paddled. By the time we returned our hands were feeling the cold - fall/winter paddling has begun! The high school dinghy regatta was taking place when we returned and we went through RVYC and past my mooring buoy (which still is floating!). We kept up a good pace averaging 7.0 kph over the 15 km trip (2 hours and 10 minutes).
My Comfort Paddling Tuilik worked well keeping me dry.
Wildlife sightings included: seals, sea lions, herons, cormorants, harlequins, turnstones, at least three lkinds of gull, and an eagle.
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15 km, YTD 885 km.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 14th - Piers Island (#73)

I joined Tom and 15 other SISKA paddlers for a paddle to Piers Island from Amherst. Our original plan was to go to Rum, but the forecast was a bit dodgy so we decided to play it safe. We went through the Little group, around Coal and then Pym, Knapp and Piers Island. We stopped for a lunch break at the community park on Piers and took shelter from the light rain that persisted on and off all day. I think this may have been my first rainy paddle in six months! It was good to have had a hot drink handy for lunch. A nice day on the water. Thanks to Olivier for the ride!
our track - click to enlarge
18 km, YTD 870 km