Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Dan_Millsip, Mar 11, 2009.
No problem. Cool pictures, Art -- as always. Thanks for sharing them.
Finally getting some open water in Thunder Bay. The bay is still iced in but we found some open water on the Kam river. A fun time was had.
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Timeless, cool video -- great launch sequence. 8)
Maddie and I took a break from boat building and got out for a much needed paddle tonight with ebluethner. Went to Deas Slough -- not the greatest spot for a paddle this time of year but it was a good deal of fun with tons of laughing and lots of joking around.
Setting out from the rowing club dock:
Paddling across the slough:
Underside of the Deas Island Bridge:
Heading into the channel just after the bridge and before the marina for a little side trip:
Maddie gets out of her boat and proves to us that she actually can walk on water:
The girls zipping past me under a small bridge:
Stopped for a tea break on the way back to the put in:
We have to be willing to play with ice here to extend our season. I see all the pics and trip reports posted on here all winter and the withdrawals get stronger. You coastal folk have it great for paddling, not much worry about tsunami here though.
Cape Horn, Columbia River
Not good shots, but you get the idea.
One of several places along the Columbia named "Cape Horn."
Wow! Those are some big cliffs swazicar, thanks for posting.
Got out on Sunday for a paddle up Indian Arm from Deep Cove to Twin Islands, on to Thwaytes Landing, and back to Deep Cove. Turned out to be a fantastic sunny day on the water.
Heading out from Deep Cove with cool temps and snow covered mountains:
Low tide at Twin Islands:
The view across the Arm from the little Twin:
A goose, and a goose:
Heading up the Arm from just north of Twin Islands:
Buntzen Power Station No. 2:
Patience paid off today, been waiting for some wild weather and I was not disappointed, went out to Blackie Spit .....
At one point I thought the pillars were going to have me for lunch as the current caught me off guard and was pulling me in.
over all it was more wind then waves, until low tide came and then the water turned into a "boiling'' mess
movies will be uploaded as soon as youtube goes back on line.
Darn, I was out around 3:00 today and it was really blowing -- I was thinking that Crescent Beach might be fun but I had other things that I needed to do.
After work i grabbed the Chatham and headed to Ambleside. Some of the swell was pretty sizable and, again, i got some surf time in.
Chris Crowhurst captured me at the POOL on 3/29... I hadn't rolled since 1 Jan.... rusty but effective... pool conditions are extreme you know...
That's bizzarre. Yesterday morning it was windy here, but probably not that windy. Today I don't think there was a puff of wind all day in Victoria - at least not that I noticed.
Good to see you were able to get out for some fun! 8)
Windy at work today (near Esquimalt harbor)
or was that yesterday??? nevermind :lol:
I'm so jealous looking at Dan and Waverider's pics. We got another huge dump of snow here yesterday, so I ended up shoveling instead of paddling today. Spring is trying to win but winter is holding on it seems.
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