WHERE DID YOU PADDLE? October 07

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Badger Matt, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Last weekend, Mick, Mark, Blondie, my daughter, and her friend went camping at Portland Island for three days (of mostly wet, windy conditions). WetElvis joined up with us on Sunday for the day.

    A few pictures:

    The arrival party at Arbutus Point:
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    Mark:
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    We're treated to a rainbow as we paddle around the island on Saturday afternoon:
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    Heron taking flight:
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    Tarp town:
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    WetElvis and Blondie:
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    Mick doing the departure dance on the beach as we prepare to leave:
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    *****
     
  2. sushiy

    sushiy Paddler

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    Dan, Mick, did you witness Blondie's amazing Inukshuk building skill??
    How was the baking competition?
     
  3. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    no, we didn't witness that particular behaviour.

    you can understand this as she is still alive and in one piece.

    but thanks for the information - we will be monitoring . . .
     
  4. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    :lol:

    Perhaps not, but Blondie was witness to Wet Elvis' Inkukshuk-destruction techniques as we paddled around Russell Island (entrance to Fulford Harbour on Saltspring) on Sunday afternoon! :shock:
     
  5. Miklos

    Miklos Paddler

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    Sunday the 28th on Coldwater Lake, north side of Mt St Helens.


    Starting out.

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    Further down the lake.

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    More mountains coming into view.

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    Fall colors.

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    Some girlies on the beach!

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    Some boys too.

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    Keeping an eye on me.

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    "What the heck is floating there" he wonders....

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    A big rock slide.

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    More fall colors.

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    Mt St Helens.

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    Click here for complete album.
     
  6. Kasey

    Kasey Paddler

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    Candikayak and I went for a full moon night paddle last night on Okanagan Lake....it was cool! On the way back we were paddling quite close to shore and thought someone threw a large rock at us! - it was a beaver and he kept ahead of us, slapping his tail one more time and escorting us to our landing at the cars!

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  7. waverider

    waverider Paddler

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    I, like Kasey took advantage of a full moon paddle on Thursday night.
    I put-in at White Rocks Firminger boat launch and headed south towards Blaine Harbor. This is my first time paddling this route and I found it to be interesting, with numerous smells in the air ( fish & chips, car fumes, fine dining) and the trees along the strip all lite up in blue lights made for an interesting time. One thing about paddling this route is you really need to watch the tide as you only get full high tide for just over an hour then it quickly drains out of Semiahmoo Bay.