Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 29 - Portland Island (#57)

I went out bu myself for a morning paddle to visit the grade 11 group camped at Arbutus point. The wind was around 10 knots from the south and it gave me a bit of a push on the way out. Had a chat with Beth-Anne and Charlie and then headed back home. The wind definitely slowed me down on the way back (see track). Gale force winds forecast for the PM, so I decided to get back early.

ScreenShot066 14 km, 7.5 NM, YTD 976 km

Thursday, September 27, 2007

September 27 - The Gorge (56)

Cousin Ginny, Ant and Julia (visiting from Botswana) and I set out from the VCKC beach to paddle down to the inner harbour. Nice conditions. There was a strong ebb as we were heading down stream, but it had almost ended by the time we returned. The Johnson street bridge went up while we were in the harbour.

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7.5 km,  NM, YTD 962 km.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

September 23 - Discovery #55

George and I headed out from Smuggler’s cove for a quick Sunday morning paddle. My GPS did not work today, so the track is created manually on a chart from memory…

Beautiful condfitions and a very nice paddle! No significant current, wind or waves!

12 km, 6.5 NM, YTD 954 km.ScreenShot063

Saturday, September 15, 2007

September 15th - Portland Island (54)

Finally managed to get out on the water again! I went out after school on Friday afternoon to join the grade 10 kayak group that was camping on Portland Island. I spent the night with them, paddled twice around the island on Saturday morning and then went back. conditions were great and it was fun to visit with the group.

22.5 km, 12 NM, YTD 942 ScreenShot062 W20imgp1157 The foggy morning paddle