WHERE DID YOU PADDLE? - April 2007

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Dan_Millsip, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. DarrenM

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  2. Dave_Barrie

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    Cool video! Looks like you tried a sit on top and an inflatable?
     
  3. andreas

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  4. DarrenM

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    All SOT's I don't think they have "real" :wink: kayaks anywhere down there... still nice to get out for a few paddles.
     
  5. Dan_Millsip

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    Very cool, Darren. 8)

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    Very cool indeed. Loved the video. Curious: Why not go back? Warrant with your name on it? 8O Or just wasn't your cup of tea?

    Daveman
     
  8. DarrenM

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    Rude greedy locals, rude obnoxious tourists, theft from our hotel room.
    We have never had a negative experience on the west coast.
    Maybe it was just bad luck?
     
  9. waverider

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    Re: April Paddle

    I took off for an afternoon paddle on Alouette lake today, weather was great, fairly quiet on the lake as only a few fishermen were out today ( to early for the waterskiers thank goodness.) pictures can be seen at addicted2kayaking.blogspot.com
     
  10. pfd45

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    Went for a relaxing paddle in Saturday's nice weather.

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    There were a lot of trees down from the winter storms along Mt. Doug Beach

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    Mark let me use his Tern, what a beauty! Thanks Mark!

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    We saw a couple of Loons on their way to Darcy island.

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  11. Suzy

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    Good thing we didn't have the camera along weekend before last, you guys would have been shivering watching the canoe break through the ice floes on Quesnel lake...I think the southern beaches make for better eye candy this time of year...
     
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    All i can say is i brought this on myself. Paddled from Langdale around back of Gambier island,made camp on gambier,spend a warm but soggy night there in my home-made bivy that proved not quite waterproof in a downpour. First day i spend 24 or so km looking at log booms, the giant noisy and smoky mill at port mellon, and the huge patches of clearcut logging that feed it. 2nd day was much nicer,heading back to Horseshoe bay. once you're on the sides of Gambier that face Anvil, it's actually nice.
    Came across a very decrepit looking wooden sailboat that looks like somebody lives in it. On the shore nearby there was a bunch of big glass bottles with something, a tiny unpainted plywood dinghy, the rudder of the sailboat and a little outboard(5-8hp Merc i think)
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  13. westcoastwill

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    Trip report from Croatia

    After the long easter weekend, we drove down to the southern tip of Istria in Croatia, the goal was to paddle out from Medulin along the Premadura peninsula, pass by Fenera Island, go around Cap Kamenjak, visit the Dinosaur traks on Fengolia Island and swing by Porer Lighthouse.

    We biked out to Cap Kamenjak the day before, here is the view:

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    Kahuna assembley next morning at Camp Medullin

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    Sharp rocks on the shore makes me wonder how the put in without damaging the hull of my folding kayak.

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    En route to Fenera (cow) island, the tower on the island is a sea sign.

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    The nice gravel beach invites for a break.

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    Getting to the cape!

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    Interesting rock formation at the cape.

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    Seastack and rock gardens, easy paddling without surf and not much difference between high and low tide.

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    Who can resist to explore a seacave?

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    Pocketbeach on Fenoliga (plate) Island, the only place to land by the way. The hunt for the Dinosaur tracks starts from here.

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    Heureka: Here they went!

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    What kind of Dinos roamed here once? And what shoe size did they have?

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    More fossils, too bad i did not bring a rock hammer!

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    Next stop: Porer Lighthouse. Its beacon can be seen 35 kilometers and has saved numerous ships!

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    Believe it or not: you can rent this place for 140 euros a week, great place if you bring your kayaks, lots to see around and great seafood in Medulin, but if the Bora blows it turns out into Alcatraz "Made in Croatia"!

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    Farewell to Porer Light!

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    Back to Camp, I can allmost smell the Calamari, roasted with garlic butter!

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  14. Astoriadave

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    Wow, westcoastwill! Very nice water. This is the Black Sea? (Excuse my poor knowlege of geography.)

    I imagine the waves can be very fierce at times?

    Surprised there are not more beaches. I'd guess there are no nearby rivers to provide sediment and sand, yes?
     
  15. DarrenM

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    Awesome pictures westcoastwill!
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  16. DarrenM

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    Eastern Mediterranean (Google earth :D )
     
  17. westcoastwill

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    Thank you very much for your comments, guys, Medullin is on the southermost tip of Croatias Istria Peninsula a 3 hours drive south of the italian harbour city Trieste, between the Adriatic Sea and the Gulf of Kvarner.

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    Dave, you are right, there are no big rivers and alas, no sandy beaches, only gravel beaches, most of them realy small.

    I wondered, if it was a good idea to bring a folding kayak, my plastic Prijon Seayak would have been better in case of an emergency landing.
     
  18. Porer

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    Re: Trip report from Croatia

    Hi westcoastwill! I live in Pula and have small fishing boat in Medulin. I remember you (your boat is unusual here), in the same time we was on the sea :)
     
  19. westcoastwill

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    Hi Porer!

    welcome on board, great to have a new member from my favorite euro paddle grounds!

    i guess, this is just another fine example how small the world is!

    do you paddle too?

    maybe we can meet for a kayak next time i am heading to Medullin?

    servus from the Danube!

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    Willi
     
  20. Porer

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    Hi westcoastwill!

    I am not paddling, my interest is fishing and boating outside.
    Yesterday i was found this site and i see your nice photos of 'my' area.
    Of course we can meet in Medulin, i will send my phone number to you, feel free to call me. In anytime we can taste fresh fish/calamari and great istrian wines :)

    I have few photos (off topic, but from this area):

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    Bora just started, go home :

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    Sorry about my english, have a nice day!