Where did you paddle this weekend? #3

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

  1. Batstar

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    Wow, those look like pretty intense conditions Darren. 8O The decision to overnight at Chatham was probably a wise one.
     
  2. pfd45

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    Fun trip

    Thanks Mark and Darren for showing me the ropes:)
     
  3. pfd45

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    Nice otter pic Mark!

    Good pics , i just need to learn how to post pics now, lol:)
     
  4. Dan_Millsip

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    I agree, the gulls on the rocks on Clarke Island is an awesome shot!

    Batstar, you need to blow that one up and hang it on a wall.

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  5. Dan_Millsip

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    From the photos, it looks like it was a wise one -- glad you guys made it back OK.

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  6. mick_allen

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    ditto here! good choices. good example setting for the rest of us.
     
  7. Mark_Schilling

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    Wasn't much of a choice to be made, honestly! There was no way to cross, so we stayed put. :!:

    Actually, Sunday was a much nicer day to hang out on the beach and explore an island anyways! Despite the wind, it was nice and sunny and almost warm! We found a cozy, sheltered beach to set up camp and even practise a few rolls and assisted rescues. 8)
     
  8. Helen

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    Evening on Clarke Island is a fabulous shot... well done Batstar!
     
  9. Mike_Jackson

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    It's amazing how much difference an hour makes. We set off from Chatham about an hour earlier and, though windy, the waves were not too big and we made it across without incident. It was hard work though.
    http://www.islandnet.com/~mjackson/pblo ... th-22.html
    Sometimes the weather guys are right on. Big wave dave records gusts over 40 knots at Trial Island and in the mid 30s at Gonzalez. Sustained winds in the mid 20s. Kelp reef was 26 knots, gusting 33...
    http://www.bigwavedave.ca/archive.htm
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesonet/getobex ... um=168&raw
    Looking at the conditions you faced, good decision.
    Nice shots Mark and Darren!
     
  10. DarrenM

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    Friday evening at Beaver Lk.
    Me Mark, Dave, Helen and Chris.

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    pssst Helen...I think your paddle is upside down. 8O
     
  11. Mark_Schilling

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    Wow - great pix Darren! Thanks! 8)

    Yup, we got that figured out. :wink:
     
  12. Mark_Schilling

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    Turns out that standing up in the Tern 14 is a lot easier than rolling it! I tried 2 rolls, with no success. It was really close, but I just couldn't convince it to get past that little hesitation point up on edge. Edging the boat as I have been doing, I'm in there pretty snug (and I changed the thigh braces - 100 times better now!). But as soon as the boat is upside down, I realize how important it is to have hip braces to hold me in there better. So, that's another project for tomorrow before I try rolling her again (maybe some time next week in a lake - it was really warm!). I never would have imagined that the 2 boats could be so different to roll up!
     
  13. Helen

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    Yes, but notice it's only the paddle.... the rest of me stayed nice and dry!
     
  14. Helen

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    Inner Harbour Paddle

    We went for a paddle tonight around the Inner Harbour as the sun was setting. What a nice night to be on the water!
     
  15. Batstar

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    Re: Inner Harbour Paddle

    Nice Helen! Did you, by any chance, paddle over to Odgen Point Pier? Today would have been a huge day for cruise ships. IIRC, three were expected to dock. :)
     
  16. Helen

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    No, we knew we were limited by daylight, so went to the closest put-in that we could think of and paddled around the Inner Harbour.
     
  17. rider

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    This weekend me and Kim paddled Allouette lake. it was quiet and peaceful for the most part(except the odd boat with homie music on) There was this overly friendly chimpmunk that came within a couple inches off my head when i was laying down on the tarp. the next day it wandered around the beach and the tree stumps as we packed up. what an amusing little guy.
    I am liking the elaho so far. i just wish it had more foot room and a comfier backband. could lean it enough that cockpit rim is about 3 inches under water and still not tip over. :lol:
     
  18. Mark_Schilling

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    Wow - what a gorgeous day for a paddle! Cordova Bay was a duck pond so we (pfd45 and I) paddled out to Mt. Doug beach and back before playing around with leans and braces in the warm water close to shore.

    Hopefully pfd45 will add a few more photos (I didn't take many)...

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  19. jurgenk

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    She'll have to frame that Mark as that is a beautiful shot.
     
  20. Kasey

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    Spent the weekend paddling my heart out and not getting anywhere! My sister and I went to the Vancouver Island Paddlefest...we were very good - only bought food and a book! Gorgeous weather, the water was warmer than Okanagan Lake right now! Tried out lots of boats....still am very partial to the CD Solstice GTS but we both fell in love with the Nimbus Telkwa Sport (in the pics the fella picks it up off the beach) - way more fun to paddle! Sure is a great place to check out kayaks and gear...the only disappointment was we didn't get to do any workshops we wanted to do. We arrived at lunch on Saturday and everything was full and we were told that signup was at 9:30 Sun am but arrived there and found out it was done at 8:30 or so. Did though learn a bunch by just talking to people, listening and watching....never saw so many rolls done - sure looks neat!
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