Yes, they look like hockey pucks. While I was shopping I thought Cookies might survive the trip better and in more usable condition. Sorry to disappoint. My circumstance has changed and I am now solo. I still have to get something to cook with and I should probably get another paddle seeing as I have only one now. I am in the market for a Greenland Paddle so I don't want to spend on something just for one trip. (I could regret that though :?: ). It would be great if I could meet up with someone on Saturday morning. I am heading out from Esquimalt. I have the means to transport my kayak & supplies, provided I have a safe place to park at the launch point. Hope to meet up with everybody Tiger Tsunami.