Friday, October 29, 2021

October 29th - Discovery Island (#74)

Dan and I went for a late morning paddle around the islands.  We had great conditions and I spent some time checking out Griffin Island as I am becoming an assistant warden for the ecological reserve. I saw plenty of birds, but not enough to count them all! So the bird list uses present for many of the species. 18 total which is not bad - the highlight was seeing a long-tailed duck for the first time this season.

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16 km, YTD 687 km

October 22nd - Loon Bay Rolling (#73)

Dan and I paddled over to Loon Bay to do some rolling. I am happy to say that I can still do forward and reverse finishing standard rolls, butterfly rolls, storm rolls, norsaq rolls and hand rolls! I am definitely a tad rusty and not as limber as I would like to be!

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2km, YTD 671 km

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October 20th - Discovery Island (#72)

I paddled out to Cadboro Point to join dan and Paulo for a paddle around Chatham and Discovery Islands. It has been a while since I have done a longer paddle so this was quite hard work, but it felt good!  Fortunately the forecast winds did not appear, though there was quite a bit of "Salish swell". I saw lots of the usual winter birds: It was nice to see Heerman's gull on its way through the area!

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16 km, YTD 659 km

September/October GBR (#68-71)

I managed to get out for a few paddles while I was up in the Great Bear Rainforest on Cascadia.

Once in Kitlope anchorage, Once in McMicking Inlet on Campania and twice in Chief Matthews Bay. Given the season and the rains I was happy to get out even this much.

Kitlope anchorange Sept 20 - 2 km

Chief Matthews Bay 30 Sept - 6 km

MckMicking Inlet 9 Oct - 2 km

Chief Matthews Bay  Oct 11 - 6 km

click to enlarge - Kitlope 29 Sept

click to enlarge - Campania 09 Oct

click to enlarge - Chief Matthews Bay - 30 Sept

click to enlarge -  Chief Matthews Bay 11 Oct

16 km, YTD 643 km