Saturday, September 21, 2013

Club Paddle - Cape Broyle

What: Club Paddle
Where:  Cape Broyle
When: September 21, 2013
Who:  17 boats and 18 paddlers

18 paddlers made it to Cape Broyle for a late September Club Paddle. What was supposed to be the final Club Paddle took place two weeks earlier in Aquaforte but the success of that event led to Gerard wanting to schedule one more. We could not have asked for a better day. The weather cooperated above and beyond and we had a great group of folks on hand. I think I can speak for all when I say that everyone had a splendid time on the water. Thanks and kudos to Gerard for taking the time and effort to organize and lead this paddle.

Here's a few shots from the day. Nothing spectacular but if you were there, you'll know the pictures do not do justice!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Club Paddle - Chance Cove, TB

Where:  Chance Cove, Trinity Bay
When:  August 25, 2013
Who:  18 paddlers in 17 kayaks

The penultimate Club Paddle was a lovely excursion out of Chance Cove, Trinity Bay. The day started with fog, but not enough to be a nuisance. Actually, it added to the mystique of this incredible stretch of coastline. The appearance of the sun for the second half of the trip was just icing on the cake.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Foxtrap to Kelly's Island

Today was a lovely day. Temps in the low 20's, low humidity and a gentle wind. A great day for a paddle. Cheryl and I had a few hours free so we decided to head to the Foxtrap Marina and paddle over to Kelly's Island. The crossing from Foxtrap is around 3.5 KMs or so at this point, so it was not a big deal. The winds were light but were forecasted to freshen up for our return. The bay was full of boats - both small, big and HUGE, so we knew we'd not be alone on the water.

Here's a few shots from the paddle!!

Putting in at Foxtrap!

Coming up behind the tanker, Kometik!!

The beach on the front Kelly's Island

Pulled up on the beach. Two lovely looking ladies!!

The lagoon behind the beach with CBS in the background.

Obligatory shot with CBS and the Kometik in the background.

The beach.

Cheryl and the lagoon.

The Glacier sittin' pretty.

Cheryl went for a dip to cool off.

A sunken boat and debris field.

Paddling below the cliffs. Much like Bell Island but a LOT shorter!!

Interesting shoreline.

Grumpy old man!! Sporting my "I'm-on-holidays-so-I-don't-shave" facial hair!

The pointier end of the Kometik

This evening, after I took the kayak off the car, I commented to Cheryl on how happy I was that we bought this boat. I was a bit apprehensive about buying a double because they carry the moniker of "divorce boat". A double kayak can cause a lot of headaches and heartaches if the two people can't get along or are intolerant of one another. Lucky for use, neither of these is a problem!!  This boat is allowing us to get out more and enjoy both the paddling and the good company.

Cheers to another great day on the water!!!