Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday March 9th - 10 mile point (#10)

George, Dan and I set out at 9:30 - an early start with the time change -from Cadboro Bay. We paddled out to 10 mile point and then made our way along the coast to Glencoe cove on Gordon Head. Along the way we ran into Malcolm, David and Melissa paddling the shores of Cadboro Bay. We also saw Mark and Craig about to set out from Smuggler’s Cove. We were fighting a bit of an ebb and a 5–10 knot head wind on the way out and had the wind at our backs and virtually no current on the way back. Another nice day on the water! (Unfortuantely this is my last day on local waters until April – off to Ecuador and Galapagos for 3 weeks!)

16 km, 8.6 NM, YTD 168 km ScreenShot031

Sunday, March 02, 2008

March 2nd 2008 - Discovery Island (#9)

Dan, John, Heike, Gary and I set out from cadboro Bay around 0930 in beautifully calm conditions. We paddled out across Baynes Channel in slack waters and there was just enough water to allow us to visit “cactus” island. We continued on clockwise around Discovery Island and had lunch near the SW tip. We met Ken and Alfons there and had a very relaxed “summer in February” break there. After lucnh we paddled over to the Chain Islets, through Oak Bay Marina and then along the shore past Willows Beach and Cattle Point. After Oak Bay we experimented with in line towing and switching positions in the line. By the third time we seemed to have a workable system based on the recent Sea Kayaker article. The paddle was finished with some “Race Rocks” at the Smugglers Cove – where we met Gordin!

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19.4 km, 10,5 NM, YTD 152 ScreenShot030