WHERE DID YOU PADDLE? Nov. 2007

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by waverider, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. westcoastwill

    westcoastwill Paddler

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    Went on my usual trip on the Danube on saturday.


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    Near the Nibelungen bridge

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    Shortcut behind the cruice ship pier

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    Hey guys, anything interesting to see?

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    Short break in a creek mouth

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    The beach, my turning point at 12,5 km

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    River gravel

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    Poogies are a must have at this time of the year

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    Yours truly

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    The white stuff is getting closer to the river

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    Quiet water in the only island channel

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    A well deserved energy bar and a cup of hot tea

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    servus

    Willi
     
  2. Linda

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    I paddled to the store for milk this afternoon. We were getting low, so I thought instead of driving to the store I'd paddle across the lake (Shawnigan, where I live) and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time. I parked my trusty kayak at Mason's Beach, carried my paddle with me into the store, and stowed the milk in my rear hatch for the paddle home. Not exactly dramatic stuff, but another reminder of what a fabulous place we live. How many other Canadians could use a kayak for grocery shopping in November???
     
  3. Kheyashunka

    Kheyashunka Paddler

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    Ottertail River Nov 8

    I was 54, and there is a PFD under the tuiliq BTW.

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  4. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    A couple of shots from a sunny Sunday afternoon around Pt. Atkinson (I like lighthouses - I think perhaps we've already established that here). :oops: :wink:

    A view of Pt. Atkinson and Burrard Inlet from the rocky shoreline
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    Looking north into Howe Sound and a dusting of snow atop the mountains on the Sechelt Peninsula
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  5. waverider

    waverider Paddler

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    Dan and I met up for a paddle on Widgeon Creek yesterday, it turned out to be a great day to view the local wildlife, lots of eagles, a couple of salmon still swimming (well kind of) a deer and oh ya a pair of black bear cubs at the top of the creek ! I have never paddled backwards so fast in my life!! :lol: I will admit I was unnerved and not wanting to meet mamma bear as we would be easy prey sitting in our yaks. [​IMG]
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    Sorry the rest of the pic's won't load, I'll see if I can get them on my blog soon .
     
  6. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    A few more photos of Widgeon Creek. We ran into the group from Facebook called Paddlers Etc who were also paddling in the area.

    Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the bear cubs because Waverider scared them away.

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    Waverider enjoying the scenery:
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    Approaching a beaver dam:
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    Water coming through the beaver dam:
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    Winter is coming:
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    Looking up Widgeon valley:
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    Paul (from WCP and Paddling Etc):
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    Paddling Etc group:
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    A deer checks us out as we paddle past:
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    *****
     
  7. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    Yeah, a likely story. :p :wink:

    C'mon, you can paddle up that, can't you? :lol:

    OK, probably better off to leave the little beavers alone. :|
     
  8. Raimo

    Raimo Paddler

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    Going back to Mark's posts of Point Atkinson, I believe the topic is: "Where did you paddle" NOT "Where I want to paddle" :p

    In any case, every time you post pictures of Baynes Channel and environs I'm envious.
     
  9. greg0rn

    greg0rn Paddler

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    Wait 'till you experience it in right conditions. You may change your mind then.

    It is beyond Baynes Channel that really shines.
     
  10. DarenN

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    Raimo;
    i kinda wondered about this too. the shots don't really look like they were taken from a kayak. 8)
    DarenN..........
     
  11. Raimo

    Raimo Paddler

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    What are you telling me Greg? It's not always like this shot. Ok OK I know it's not Baynes Channel but it is the ouside of Discovery Island. Close enough. :)
     
  12. Raimo

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    I had a problem uploading the picture. Apparently I still do. :x
     
  13. sushiy

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    Happy Thanksgiving ( in US)!! Before the big meal, I paddled from Edmonds Ferry to Meadowdale Beach 4miles north.
    What a beautiful day to paddle :D Chilly 40F, but on the water, with full sun,, it quickly warmed up to 50F.
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  14. Mark_Schilling

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    Well I went sailing today and got some amazing shots while on the water... but I guess I'd better not post them here. :p :wink:
     
  15. waverider

    waverider Paddler

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    WOW!!! WHAT an AWSOME weekend !!!!!!

    Sushiy, Myself and a few others met up at Barnet Marine park on Saturday morning and headed out up the arm. I would let the pictures speak for themselves , but I am having problems loading them right now. But yes it was a fantastic paddle.
     
  16. waverider

    waverider Paddler

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    Part 2

    And today Sushiy and I went and paddled Widgeon creek , and this time I was able to snap a picture of the bear before it took off 8) [​IMG]
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    well 2 out 15 pictures aint bad ( when I figure out the problem I will add more)



    Cheers Mark
     
  17. Raimo

    Raimo Paddler

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    These are some pictures from Saturday's Indian Arm paddle.

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  18. waverider

    waverider Paddler

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    Well here is at least 2 of the pics

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  19. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    WetElvis and I headed out this morning for a day paddle out of Cordova Bay. It was 2.4'C when I left my house (2.6km from the put in) :p and the wind was blowing about 10 kts from the north-east, so cold weather gear was certainly in order. We headed out near the start of a moderately ebbing tide (against us), which would stengthen to run with the wind (flattening the seas as the day progressed. Oh well, you can't always have it your way!). :(

    The nearest island was D'Arcy Island, some 8km away, so we pointed our kayaks in the right general direction and paddled quickly to warm up. There was a light chop and cool wind against us to keep us working.

    Wet Elvis buries the bow in an oncoming wave
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    Bouncing around on the waves. D'Arcy Island is visible on the left.
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    A bit of fresh snow is visible on distant hills as we round D'Arcy.
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    A break for lunch on the island quickly robbed any heat we'd generated from the paddle, so we hopped back in the boats and headed home on the calming seas.

    Another great day on the water! 8)
     
  20. Raimo

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    Nice shots Mark. I like that shot of Wet Elvis burying the bow. And you actually paddled there too. Not just a wish like me! :wink: :lol: You keep posting trips like that and I might have to join MikeC. :lol: