Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17th - Oak Bay (#36)

I set out this morning to paddle with the "Wednesday group" for a while. I took the surf ski as i wanted some speed and only paddled with the group until Oak Bay. It was good to meet up with several paddling friends and the coditions were superb for paddling. Light rain and calm!
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8 km, YTD 262 km

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 16 - Discovery Island (#35)

Dan and I went for a morning paddle around the islands. Great conditions with a bit of an ebb running to start, and turning to flood by the time we were heading back.Good to get out for a longer paddle, though I am a tad tired after!
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15 km, YTD 256 km

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 4-11 - BC Central Coast (#s 31-34)

I was able to get out in the kayaks four times during this Maple Leaf Adventures trip from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy in some wonderful spots.
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#31 - Captain Cove - Pitt Island

On the first night of our trip some of us hopped out in the kayaks and paddled around the cove. We were treated to two views of black bears and nice scenery
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2 km

#32 - Anger Inlet - Anger Island

We went out for a late morning paddle around low tide and saw lots of neat intertidal life. The islands to the north are all trigonometrically named! Sin, Cosine and Tangent islands!
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2 km

#33 - McMicking Inlet, Campania Island

We went for a morning paddle in one of my favourite areas on the central coast. Beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and more great intertidal life. We saw a good number of ochre stars!
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2 km

#34 Staples Cut, Walker Group

On our last full day of the trip we managed to circumnavigate a small island in the Walker group. Due to a lowish tide, we had to portage around a bit of the island!
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3 km, YTD 241 km

June 27, Heater Harbour, Kunghit Island (#30)

I went for an afternoon paddle around the estuaries of Heater Harbour. Beautiful area with a nice clam garden in one of the estuaries.
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 4 km, YTD 232 km