Thursday, October 20, 2022

October 20th - Discovery Island (#29)

Dan and I went for an early morning paddle around the islands. Conditions were excellent and we got a nice paddle in before the weather turns. No sea lions around but a few seals and we are seeing quite a few marbled murrelets, pigeon guillemots and common murres in winter plumage. We also saw (and heard the distinctive wing beat of) surf scoters.

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15 km, YTD 270 km.

Saturday, October 08, 2022

October 8th - Discovery Island (#28)

Dan and I went for a morning paddle around the Islands. Conditions were wonderful. Not too hot, little current and no wind! We saw a bunch of the usual summer/fall birds and I tallied 11 species.

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15 km, YTD 255 km

Friday, October 07, 2022

October 7th - Cadboro Bay (#27)

I went for a short afternoon SUP around the bay ( a partial objective was to feed some salmon carcasses to the crabs!), but conditions were gorgeous.  There was a group of kayakers working on a course and a few sailboats returning to RVYC. I went by Statia and the yacht club.

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2km, YTD 240 km

Sunday, October 02, 2022

October 2nd- Cadboro Bay (#26)

I went for a nice afternoon paddle around the bay - it has been a while as I was away on trips!

Beautiful conditions, sunny, calm, little current, highish tide. I saw some nice birds, including a Heerman's gull. I also saw some good mirages out around the chain islets.

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8 km, YTD 238 km