How do you post a picture?

FrankE

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I notice that a number of you post pictures as part of your message.

On other bulletin boards you need to post the URL into the message and have the image stored on some other server. The message prompt on this board seems to work differently. So how is it done? (ie posting pictures)

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Dan_Millsip

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You can post pictures on this board the same way as most other boards. To do so, you must have your image hosted somewhere on the web. When you submit your message, use the BB code by clicking on the "Img" tab (above the text input box) -- this will add an image tag to your message. Directly following the image tag, insert the URL of the image and then click the "Img" tab a second time and a closing image tag will be added. If it worked, your image will show up when you preview your message.

I hope this makes sense to you -- if not, PM me and I'll do what I can to help.

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Dan_Millsip

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Cool. 8)

I took a couple of friends who have never been kayaking to Buntzen Lake last weekend for their first taste of paddling -- they loved it and now want to head out on some salt water.

Buntzen is a great place to take new people who have never been out before -- it's quite a lovely spot and there's never much wind. Heck, I even head up there sometimes on rainy days and have had the whole place to myself.

Are you from the Lower Mainland, ztar?

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ztar

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Buntzen

Dan_Millsip said:
Cool. 8)

I took a couple of friends who have never been kayaking to Buntzen Lake last weekend for their first taste of paddling -- they loved it and now want to head out on some salt water.

Buntzen is a great place to take new people who have never been out before -- it's quite a lovely spot and there's never much wind. Heck, I even head up there sometimes on rainy days and have had the whole place to myself.

Are you from the Lower Mainland, ztar?

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I purchased my Necky Amaruk in February and took my shake-down cruise off Ambleside with my daughter. However, I do intend to paddle this tandem solo and I wanted to see how it would track with just me in the aft cockpit (100 kg).

I decided Buntzen Lake was the ideal place to try it out (calm and no currents). I put 48 X 0.5 liter bottles of water in the forward hatch and cockpit as part of my experiment. I was very happy with the Amaruk's response to the rudder.

Now it remains to be seen how she handles (solo) in currents and wind.

As you point out, it can be very quiet. At 10 AM, when this picture was taken, I was the only person on the lake. About 90 minutes later there were a few anglers in canoes and rubber dingies with electric motors.

And, yes, I do live in the Lower Mainland (Northshore) and spend quite a bit of time in and around Nanaimo in the summer.

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ztar

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Re: posting an image

Andy_Ferguson said:
ztar said:
As a newbie, I thought I would try this...
I don't see the picture. Odd.

edit: works now. Have you checked out the Buntzen gallery?
I've had the same issue. This might be accounted for by the source: http://pedalpaddleinbc.blogspot.com/

I found that sharing photos is quite easy with Google's image software - Picasa. Picasa enables very simple upload of images to Google's blog site - Blogspot. I have no idea what the upload limit is, but I haven't reqached it yet.

Anyway, the URL for my image is a unique URL, but through Blogspot.

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ztar

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Re: posting an image

Andy_Ferguson said:
Have you checked out the Buntzen gallery?
Yes, I saw the Buntzen Lake gallery. That's what gave me the idea to post my pic, as it's at a slightly different time of year.

Heading between the southern island and the western shore of Buntzen Lake.

 

Dan_Millsip

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ztar, I too paddle my double by myself at times -- primarily when I take my youngest daughter out -- she thinks she's a princess and can just sit and enjoy the ride. Since she weighs next to nothing, I also use water for ballast -- in my case, with my daughter, I fill up 2 or 3, 4-litre milk containers with water and put them in the front hatch. Basically, I consider the times with my daughter to be a "workout paddle". :D

The furthest I've ever paddled by myself, with my daughter in the front was about 12 km. Last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, that all changed as I took my double for a longer solo trip. I paddled a total of 55 km from Barnett Marine Park to the top of Indian Arm (and up the Salmon River), and back.

Overall, it wasn't too bad. I had about twenty litres of water in the front hatch and loaded most of my gear in the front cockpit (it was the quickest that I've ever loaded my boat for a trip). I averaged 4.7 km/hr on the way up against a slight headwind -- I wasn't paddling hard, but I was paddling steady -- I was quite often paddling 6.5 km/hr and my average would probably have been around 5.5 but I stopped to take about 300 pictures on the way up. On the way back I had the wind behind me and managed to average 8 km/hr for most of the way -- in fact, I travelled the 9 km from Granite Falls to Thwaytes Landing in an hour and ten minutes!

When I got to the bottom of the Arm where it meets with Burrard Inlet, the wind kicked up quite strong and there were between 1 foot and 2 foot wind waves that I was taking pretty much broadside. It wasn't too bad but if the waves were any bigger I most likely would have changed course to head more directly into the wind -- mind you, I'd probably do the same in my single.

It's definitely more work than paddling a single, but it was really nice taking scads more gear than I ever could dream of carrying in my skin-on-frame. Having a folding camp chair was a real treat.

Here's a picture of my dash:

 
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