Monday, May 23, 2016

May 22nd - Bewell Harbour (#39)

I took the SUP ATX paddleboard for a short trip in Bedwell Harbour while we were staying at Ainslie Point Cottage with Jack and Mary. I went from the dock out to the beach by the parks campsite. The wind was quite strong in my face on the way out, making it slow progress, but by the time I was on my way back the wind had dropped so I did not get the advantage of a push! No batteries in the GPS as I accidentally left it on, so the track is created manually...
Click to enlarge
3 km, YTD 401 km

May 20& 23 _ Cadboro Bay (#38)

I used the inflatable Jimmy Stix Puffer SUP to get to and from Natural C-lection on its mooring in preparation for our Pender trip. It works quite well as a vehicle for getting from the boat to shore for one person!
1km, YTD 398 km

Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13th - Discovery Island (#37)

Rob and I went for a morning paddle around Discovery. Conditions were excellent. The SALTS ships were anchored off the north-east corner of Chatham and looked beautiful in the morning light. As we approached Seabird Point I spied orca fins in the distance and we were treated to a nice view of half a dozen orcas moving by. They made several breaches! We stopped for a short break and then made our way back to Cadboro Bay. There was about 10+ kt of wind from the N which slowed our progress a bit. Back by 10:30 AM!
click to enlarge
15 km, YTD 397 km

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11th - Discovery Island (#36)

Dennis and I went for an early morning paddle out around the islands. Conditions were excellent, with a fairly strong ebb current that made it hard work to get around Strongtide islet. On the way back over to Cadboro Bay you can see that the current carried us to the left quite a bit. There was fog visible in the distance in Haro and Juan de Fuca Straits, but it did not affect us. We saw Sheila on the beach when we returned and went over to chat. By the time we had finished, the fog had rolled in and the whole bay was very foggy!
click to enlarge
15 km, YTD 382 km

Monday, May 02, 2016

May 2nd - Cadboro Bay (#35)

Jenny and I went for a nice after dinner SUP paddle around the bay. It was sunny and warm and calm! Lots of yellow-green algae in the water - it is that time of the year again!
click to enlarge
2 km, YTD 367 km