Monday, May 6, 2024

Sunset Paddle In Chapel Arm

 I got out for a Sunday sunset paddle yesterday. Nothing serious, just a short jaunt from Western beach in Chapel Arm over to the falls and back. Total was about 6 kms. I had originally planned to go to Little Ridge and back, but ultimately didn't have enough time to safely get back before dark. Got pretty close to a couple bald eagles, and also took a detour into Little Gut Brook. Nice way to end off the weekend.




Monday, April 29, 2024

Colliers to Bull Cove and Back

 Saturday morning, the Windy app was calling for light winds, becoming 20 gusting to 40 from the Northeast by noon. So I figured we'd be able to get a quick paddle in. I chose this area because it was facing NE, meaning we'd have the wind at our backs on the return. Plus I'd never paddled there, and I always like to see something new. 

I reached out to my buddy Trent and he was good to join me, so that was great. Always better to have a buddy than paddle alone, especially this time of year. 

It was cold morning, so we actually had to paddle through a couple millimeters of ice for about a km. Took a while for the fingers to warm up, and I started to notice my right foot was a little colder than the other. 

I'm also trying to get used to how my Rockpool handles. It was great to try it out in a decent following sea. The wind started a little earlier than expected and I did notice my hands got pretty cold during our lunch stop. Took me 10 mins of paddling to get them warmed up. I was thankful for my pogies, but discovered that my sealskin waterproof gloves were no longer waterproof. 

We hit the water just before 9, and were off the water just before noon, about 14kms total. I'm slowly getting my sea legs back!

No wind in the morning

Snack break at Bull Cove

Some nice wind waves by noon!



Thursday, April 25, 2024

Revisiting an Old Favorite

 For my first paddle of the season, I thought I'd revisit an old fave. Colinet, St Mary's Bay.

I haven't paddled there for at least 10 yrs. With the forecast calling for no wind and sun, I figured it would be the perfect location. I only had a few hours, so I hit the water before 9 and was home again by noon, with 15kms under my belt and a smile on my face. 

My kids are finally old enough that I can sneak away for a few hours here and there, so I'm really hopeful to get back to being a serious kayaker. I'm pretty rusty right now, that's for sure. 







Friday, November 18, 2022

Cage Diving with Sharks in Hawaii

 While on vacation in Hawaii, we got to tick a huge one off our bucket list, which is cage diving with sharks. It was amazing! We did this through North Shore Shark Adventures | Shark Diving Tours - Honolulu, Oahu (sharktourshawaii.com) in Haleiwa. We highly recommend it!












Friday, November 4, 2022

The Next Generation

This past summer I got the kids on the water at our cabin. They loved it!


 


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Loving our Rockpool boats!




Paddling from Chance Cove to Rantem...probably our favourite paddle on the entire island. We both can't believe how great our kayaks feel on the water. Especially Angie's Isel, it fits her perfectly. Hopefully we can squeeze in a few more fall paddles before the winter hits. 
 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Monster Cod Fish

Me and my cousin were fishing near my cabin in Northeast Arm and he caught this monster on a handline.

Biggest cod I've ever seen pulled aboard a boat.