Where did you paddle this weekend? #3

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Mark_Schilling, May 2, 2006.

  1. Mark_Schilling

    Mark_Schilling Paddler

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    What a great day out on the water! Took a few photos just before sunset.

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    We paddled out to Ker Island (Little Group) from Swartz Bay. Fun playing in the currents, and even practising wet-exits (inadvertantly) :oops: on a sunny beach. Note the smile despite being soaked through. 8) 8O
     
  2. DarrenM

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    Sunday afternoon in Sooke Basin. Someday I will figure out how to get video up here... :?


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  3. jurgenk

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    How does the new boat handle Darren? Looks fantastic...
     
  4. DarrenM

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    Thanks :D It will take a bit of getting used to, but so far I really love it. I have only had it out empty so next time I'll put some weight in it and see how it feels loaded.
     
  5. Dan_Millsip

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    Great pictures, guys.

    I took my youngest daughter to Twin Islands in Indian Arm for an overnighter last weekend. This was our view through the mesh door of the tent on early Saturday morning:

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    We ended up with some serious rain, but happiness prevailed and we had a terrific time. :D

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  6. Astoriadave

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    Man! When loaded, I can't paddle worth a darn! :lol: :wink:
     
  7. DarrenM

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    I was waiting for that... :lol: Took longer then I thought. :wink:
     
  8. Peel

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    Wow!

    That's a million dollar view from your front door!
     
  9. Dan_Millsip

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    It's a tough life we lead here, Pete. :wink:

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  10. Kasey

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    The tent screen gives the picture a great effect Dan!

    We paddled so much these last couple of weeks that even my fingers hurt...this was one evening when we paddled the Kelowna waterfront...this is the floating bridge....
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  11. rickpenderharbour

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  12. Mark_Schilling

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    Went out for a paddle with Wet Elvis this evening. The water was glass - completely calm with not a breath of wind. We put in at Telegraph Cove and paddled past Mt. Doug into Cordova Bay and back, playing around with turns and leans all the while.

    A cruel joke. :lol: (It was a punctured can we found floating around)
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    Trying to keep it upright. 8)
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    The sun sets in our wake
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    Spring rolls are good. :p
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  13. Batstar

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    Broken Group Trip

    Returned yesterday from an awesome 6 day trip to the Broken Group and thought I’d share a few pics. It was the first extended trip for the Tern and am pleased to report that I could spend hours paddling in it without feeling fatigued. Stoked for a second trip in June. :D

    Also got the opportunity to test out some new gear so I’ll try and post a few more photos as soon as I can get it all together. :)

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    Gusty day Outside of Dodd Island
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    Evening on Clarke Island
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  14. Miklos

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    WOW, there are some beautiful photos there!
     
  15. DarrenM

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    Me Mark and Carolyn, went out for an overnighter to Discovery on Sat morning. When we woke Sunday at 7 ish it was blowing pretty good, we packed up camp and hit the water. I wasn't too comfortable with the conditions so we decided to head back and play the waiting game.
    At about noon we decided to try again... We made it to a small island off the N.E. end of Chatham and took a peak at Baynes. Nope Not gonna happen. :oops:
    So we made camp and spent the night. :D 8)

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    Two other groups were camped as well.
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    Baynes Channel with gail force winds
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    Some new friends 8)
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    This morning was buitifull. :D
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  16. Peel

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    What a difference a day makes, from crashing white caps to mirror smooth water. The white caps, plus looking at everything through Darren's pee-yellow glasses might have made me a bit queezy :?
     
  17. DarrenM

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    They are my "happy glasses" even the greyest of days look sunny :D
     
  18. Steve_Fairbairn

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    I think they're called "beer goggles". :twisted:
     
  19. Astoriadave

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    Darren wrote: Baynes Channel with gail force winds

    That looked pretty gnarly, guys ... maybe I'd tolerate crossing it, but I would not want to try to make headway against that wind!
     
  20. Mark_Schilling

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    Some great photos there Darren! 8)

    I seemed to grab the camera a little less this weekend, but still managed to get a few photos...

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    Small lagoon on Chatham Island

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    The wind and current battle each other in Baynes Channel

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    River otters at play

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    A great place to get 'stranded' :?

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    A clear, crisp night