Sunday, October 29, 2006

Oct 29th - D'Arcy (#71)

I headed out early (9AM) frim Island View beach to head out to D’Arcy. Conditions were nice and I made it to the campsite in an hour. Dennis, Tony, Heike and Paolo were camped there and were loading their boats. Craig had left earlier. Heike, Dennis, Tony and I set off back to IVB via James Island. Shortly after we left it got cold and the wind picked up – must have been nearly 20 knots as it slowed me down to about 2 knots! Kelp reef was up to 24 knots.


17 km, 9 nm, YTD: 1163

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

October 22 - D'Arcy island (#70)

Pete, George and I went for a Sunday afternoon paddle to D’Arcy Island from Island view Beach. beautiful sunny calm day!



17.5 km, 9.5 nm, YTD: 1146 km

Friday, October 13, 2006

October 13

Went for a short evening paddle in Beaver lake to try greenland SOF boats with Robert Morris and Mark from Nomad Boat Building

Sunday, October 08, 2006

October 8th, Rum Island, (#69)

Dennis, Paolo, George, John, Heike and I went for a relatively early (9AM OTW) paddle over to Rum Island. It was wet and a bit windy as we set off and the current was ebbing southward as we went by Sidney Spit and Forrest Island. We stopped for a nice “Brunch” on the south side of Rum. By the time we had finished, the weather had improved and the sun was peeking out.


12 nm, 20 km, YTD 1129km. 2006_10_08_rum

Saturday, October 07, 2006

October 7th (#68)

 I ran a PaddleCanada(CRCA) flatwater course today for the VCKC. We were in the Gorge and operated out of the club house. All 4 partcipants paddled well and passed (Jen, Will, heather and Emily).

3 km, YTD 1109


Monday, October 02, 2006

September 27,28 Beaver Lake

Charlie and I took a group of SMUS students out to Beaver lake to work on their CRCA flatwater and level 1 course. The water was warm which made practicing wet exits and rescues quite bearable!

6 kmScreenShot049 YTD 1106 km

September 29 - October 1 (65,66,67) Cedar to Thetis Island

Charlie and I led a group of 8 grade 11 students and 2 grade 12 assistant leaders on a 3 day trip around the northern Gulf Islands. We set out from Cedar and headed over to Blackberry point on a wonderful calm sunny day. the rock formations on DeCourcy Island were magnificent. We camped at Blackberry and 3 of us went for a short night paddle to see the bioluminescence. The next day we paddled over to and around Thetis Island, stopping at Telegraph harbour for lunch and finishing up at the headmaster’s cabin on Thetis (where we were treated to a hot tub and wonderful food!). On the last day we paddled back to cedar via Yellow point. We faced a stiff headwind which slowed us down considerably and made the trip a bit of a slog.

Thetis trip on google maps.


2006_10_01_thetis54 km, 29 miles, YTD 1100 km