Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oct 25 - Race Rocks (#65)

I joined 13 other paddlers on a SISKA “adventurous” paddle to Race Rocks. Organized by Dennis, this was a great paddle under very nice fall conditions. We had a little bit of current to play in and work with. We had some nice roll and rescue practice after lunch.

I have posted a collection of photos at: Gordin also wrote up a journal article for the paddle at:

17 Km, 9 NM, YTD 937 km.ScreenShot036

Sunday, October 19, 2008

October 19th - Discovery (#64)

Dan, George, Tony, Paolo and I set out from Cadboro Bay to paddle out and around the islands. Conditions were clam with a bit of an ebb building. We visited “cactus” island and did a figure of eight around Chatham and Discovery Islands. We had lunch at the park beach and then made our way back to cadboro Bay where we did some roll practice.

18 km, 10 NM, YTD 920 km ScreenShot035


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Brentood to Bamberton (#63)

I joined a SISKA “social” paddle and had a wonderful day along with 17 others. We went straight over to the opld cement works and the puttered along the west shore of the inlet where the water was very clear and we had great views of sea stars, moon snails and anemones as well as hundreds of moon jellies. We had lunch at Bamberton Park. We also puttered along the east shore looking at “nice houses” and then went out to Senanus island. Thanks to Lynn B for leading and Duncan for organisiong the paddle. I tested out the new tuilik on the sirocco and it worked well. Layback rolls and static braces are easy.


14 km, 7.5 NM, YTD 902 km.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

October 11th - Discovery (#62)

I joined Dennis, Dan, Gerry, Sue and Tony for a paddle out to Discovery. The others were going to camp, but I could only make it for the day. I was paddling the FC wisper and using my new Bughead tuilik over my drysuit. Static braces and rolls were very nice in the tuilik. George E joined us for the paddle out to Chatham and then had to go back. I headed back after lunch on my own and ran into Paolo who was on his way out to camp. Nice conditions. The combo of my FC wisper, Superior paddle, and Bughead tuilik made rolling a breeze and fun to boot. The tuili was not too hot to wear over the dry suit at this time of year.

16 km, 8.5 NM, YTD 888 km. ScreenShot032