Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31 - another day rolling with Dubside (#41)

I did not put on any kms today but had a great morning and afternoon with two more clinics with Dubside. I definitely improved my rolling, learning a few new ones and refining some “old” ones. The morning was at the ORS dock and the afternoon was at Elk Lake


Yours truly doing a static brace. By the end of the day I was doing this without a norsaq or paddle!

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A video of me doing a norsaq roll

Saturday, May 30, 2009

May 30 - cadboro Bay with Dubside (#40)

Mike, Dan, Yasu, Ellen and I participated in a Greenland Paddling clinic led by Dubside. We learned about the history of modern greenland kayaking and then developed our strokes on the water. In the afternoon we went to Beaver lake to do a beginner rolling clinic. Fun was had by all!

ScreenShot136 5 Km, 3NM, YTD 427 km

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 28th - Elk Lake #39

While Monica was Rowing I went for a recce paddle from Eagle Beach to Beaver Lake to look at the best locations for the clinics this weekend. Water was warm and I did quite a few rolls and braces. I think beaver Lake is the best option. I was also there briefly for the SISKA “romp” but had to leave early so as to go to a play at school (which was great!).


5 km, 3NM, YTD 422km

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May 24th - SISKA clinics (#38)

I led two clinics for SISKA today – the first was an introduction to Greenland paddling and the second one was a towing clinic. Gordin helped me with the towing clinic and we managed to clock up about 5 Km between the two clinics.

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5.5 km, 3 NM, YTD 417 km

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19th - Gulf Islands - #s 34-37

Craig and I led a group of 9 grade 11 outdoor leaders on a 4 day 3 night trip from Cedar by the sea to Sidney over the long weekend. We had great conditions with mostly calm seas and weak currents and only a small set of showers on the last evening. The pace was pretty steady thoughout the trip as you can see from the track - except when we went into Porlier pass where we had a nice flood to help us

More details to come…


79 km, 42 NM, YTD 412 km

Monday, May 18, 2009

OK ESN:0-7349589

SPOT Check OK. Group is well. Check out the location using the link below.
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Time:05/18/2009 18:02:47 (America/Vancouver),-123.366&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Sunday, May 17, 2009

OK ESN:0-7349589

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Time:05/17/2009 21:41:13 (America/Vancouver),-123.3994&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Saturday, May 16, 2009

OK ESN:0-7349589

SPOT Check OK. Group is well. Check out the location using the link below.
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Time:05/16/2009 20:22:24 (America/Vancouver),-123.574&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14th - Chatham (#33)

Dan and I took our Greenland boats out to Chatham Island and did some rolling in the bay at the north end. Weather was excellent, though there was a bit of a wind. It was good to try these boats out in a bit of wind and for a longer paddle. The slip on skeg worked well and I am getting used to the tippiness of the Disko Bay boat.

There was a liveaboard boat up on shore that must have washed up there last night in the winds…

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ScreenShot132 9.5 km, 5 NM, 333

Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 10th - Ladysmith (#32)

I went up to Ladysmith for the Paddlefest. Once again I did some clinics. This year I did one on Charts and Navigation in the morning and then a towing clinic in the afternoon. I managed to get around all the stalls during the time in between and ran into many friends! Managed to escape without buying anything except a couple of John Kimantas’ maps! I must give the Lightspeed boats a test drive again – I am intrigued by thier skeg/rudder system. While doing the towing clinic I was able to field test the highwayman hitch system of giving the towee a quick release – worked well. The weather held nicely – the wind was just picking up as I left around 3:15.

ScreenShot131 1.5 km, 1 NM, YTD 323 km.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

May 10th - Discovery (#31)

Dennis and I set off around 9:30 for a paddle around Chatham and Discovery Islands. Conditions were superb. An ebb to help us out and a flood to help us back! We were back by 1 PM and I then went off to help at the SMUS spring Fair. A magnificent day all around. We ran into george E on the way out to Flower Island and then Andy Jackson on Discovery. I paddled the F1 which performd very well.

ScreenShot129 16.5 km, 9NM, YTD 322 km

Friday, May 08, 2009

May 8th - RVYC (#30)

I decided to paddle over to RVYC for my Oak bay Sea Rescue pager turnover instead of driving, biking or walking. It was a nice change. It is so quick and easy to get the F1 ready and dsown to the beach for a short paddle! Forgot the GPS today but traced the 1.5 km rout in Oziexplorer. Conditions in the bay were very nice.

ScreenShot118 1.5 km, 0.5 NM, YTD 306 km

Sunday, May 03, 2009

May 3rd - Victoria Cape Falcon F1 club (#29)

Karsten, dan and I got together for a late afternoon paddle in Cadboro Bay. Karsten and I were in our skin on frame Cape Falcon F1s and Dan was in his sof boat. We had a nice paddle around the bay and went out to cadboro Point – the keel must have been recovered since it is no longer there. Karsten did a course with Brian a month or so after I did so we are now the two proud F1 owners in Victoria!

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ScreenShot117 8.5 KM, 4.5 NM, YTD 305 km