Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30th - Jemmy Jones (#77)

I managed to get out for a second "paddle" today. This time I took the Oarboard SUP for a row out to Jemmy Jones. Given the sore muscles and blisters, this definitely uses different systems than kayaking! An interesting side effect of going backwards is that you see how many seals follow you! Downside is that you aren't looking where you are going! :)
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5 km, YTD 606 km

August 30th - Discovery Island (#76)

Dan and I went for a spin round our favourite islands. There was a bit of wind and current against us on the way out, but it was with us for the way back! As we left the beach I went to check out the 3 sailboats whose anchors had dragged and were high and dry. The did not leave contact #s so I can't let them know their boat is aground...
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15 km, YTD 601 km

Now that we are 2/3 of the way through the year, I notice that I am well on my way to do over 100 paddles in the year, but a bit behind on my 1000 km goal! I will need to do a few more longer paddles to get caught up!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27th - Caddy Bay (#75)

I took the Starboard SUP and Monica took the ATX with the Oarboard for an afternoon spin around the bay. Conditions were nice and I had a quick chat with Dean of "Caddybuoy" (used to have "panga") that is moored on the north side of the bay. He has a very nice 22 ft Lifetimer!
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2 km, YTD 586 km

August 28th - Discovery Island (#74)

Dan and I went for a morning "run" around Chatham and Discovery. It was great to get out and paddle a bit more distance. We had a plums and water break at heritage Point beach and noticed that the old bungalow on the beach was being bulldozed. Here yesterday, gone today!
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15 km, YTD 584 km

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26th - Cadboro Bay (#73)

I went for a short afternoon paddle around Cadboro Bay, making it a full tour of the bay from Cadboro to Cattle Points. Nice to be paddling on home waters again. I could hear several E-18 growlers taking off from Whidbey Island. Quite the noise!
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8 km, YTD 569 km.

August 23rd - Kynoch Inlet (#72)

I went for an early morning paddle with Steve under the dramatic cliffs of Kynock inlet. Gazing up at these 2000+ foot cliffs, etched by glaciers was quite something...
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2 km, YTD 561 km

Here is a map showing all four trips:
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I saw so many places that would have been wonderful to spend days exploring by sea kayak on these trips! Must go back!

August 22nd - Khutze Inlet (#71)

I went for a morning paddle with Steve into the estuary of Khutze inlet. There were many seals lined up on the bank like sausages!
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4 km, YTD 559 km

August 20th - Barnard Harbour (#70)

My second short paddle while on our Whales and Wild Islands trip. This time I went out with Stuart. Saw a bear in the estuary.
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2 km, YTD 555 km

August 19th Campagnia Island (#69)

While acting as naturalist on board MV Swell, I was able to get out for a few paddles on our North Coast trip. We were so busy on the Alaska trip that I never found time to get out.
This trip was in McMicking inlet on Campagnia Island. A beautiful protected area on the outer coast. I went for a short paddle with Sue.
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3 km, YTD 553 km

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

August 4th - Cadboro Bay (#68)

I went out for a short evening paddle with Monica. There was a stiff 10-15 kt SW wind blowing so we hugged the SW shore of the bay and only went as far as "islet 7". The Caddy Bay sailors were out and it looked like they were having a great evening. It was nice to sneak out for a quick paddle in between fishing trips and heading of to Alaska on Thursday.
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4 km, YTD 550 km