Monday, January 11, 2010

Thornlea, Trinity Bay

On Friday, Trent and I got out for our first paddle of the decade. The weather was suitable, +1C with very little wind coming from the southwest (less than 20 km/h). So we headed to Trinity Bay to Thornlea and paddled north along the peninsula for a few hours. Its a very interesting coastline, with lots of beaches, small caves and a few waterfalls. We also spotted a seal along the way, basking on the rocks. As soon as we started getting close, he started moving towards the water, so we backed off and left him alone to continue sun bathing.

I was experimenting with my new camera setup, which is a headstrap mount for my GoPro Hero, which basically lets me wear the camera like a headlamp, so some of the pics and video came out a little rough, I'm still trying to figure out the best positioning for it.

Anyways, here are some pics. Once I get some editing done, I'll post some of the video I took. Its pretty rough, and shakey, but I think there are some decent shots in there.

Rounding the point of Thornlea's cove

Try and spot the seal in this picture

Me hanging out under the ledge

Me doing a really bad low brace turn :-)

Small Cave along the way

Trent shot the next few from above the waterfall

Lunch stop


Tony said...

Excellent Brian, really enjoy your posts as it gives me ideas for other paddles. This would be a good paddle even in high NW winds.

Tony :-)

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Nice Shots Brian. Glad you are getting on the water too. Keeep'em comin.


Brian Newhook said...

Thanks Guys. I use your blogs the same way, either helping plan a paddle, or live vicariously through them when I can't get on the water.

abduk said...

Thats quite the buddy to climb up a waterfall to get a nice shot of yah lol.

Nice looking spot.

Brian Newhook said...

Gotta paddle with dedicated people :-)