Winter is here

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by AM, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. AM

    AM Paddler

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    Yesterday was perfect on English Bay. Calm winds, gorgeous sunrise, cold, clear conditions. Nothing like ice on the boat to start the day! The Strait of Georgia has already reached 7 deg. celcius, more or less its winter minimum. I paddled out to Point Grey, where the NE 30 outflow from Howe Sound was kicking up the chop. Once back in the bay, I chased after the Sea Cadets doing their White Sail training.

    The calendar says fall, but it sure feels like winter. Be safe!

    Andrew
     

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  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Paddler

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    Winter is here too:



    On the bright side: sledding suddenly got a lot easier! :D
     

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  3. Tatlow

    Tatlow Paddler

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    "On the bright side: sledding suddenly got a lot easier!"

    Do you have skids on your spontoons over there across the glorious Rockies?

    :lol:
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Paddler

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    LOL... Not yet: first I'm working out how to attach ice picks to the ends of my paddle. In typical prairie fashion it's supposed to get up into the low 'teens (positive) by mid-week so I hope the fishermen can either swim or take a (probably short) sabatical.