My wife and I just got back from an Alaskan Cruise, and during our trip, we got to take in a short paddle in Ketchikan with Southeast Seakayaks . There were so many eagles I lost count. We have a lot of eagles here in Newfoundland, but nothing like this is in Alaska. There is a 20 ft tidal range, and we paddled at low tide, so there were lots of underwater sealife visible: starfish, sun stars, and sea cucumber, sea urchins, anemones, etc... We also saw a harbour seal, but no orcas, although we did see some Orcas later from the cruise ship. It was a great paddle, just too short.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
On Sunday afternoon Trent and I got out for a short paddle from Clarkes Beach to Hibb's Cove. The weather started out crappy, but it got pretty nice as the afternoon went on. Pretty nice coastline, very rocky and rugged, with lots of small beaches to stop for lunch or a break. The total distance was about 10kms, about 2 hours of leisurely paddling. It was very sheltered most of the way, but once we got past Blow Me Down, we could really feel the swell from the Northeast and had to move off from the shore a bit to avoid the rebounding waves and crashing surf. Too bad, because there were some spots that it would have been nice to get in among for a poke around.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Last week, Trent and I hit the water in Avondale for a short evening paddle. My work schedule has gotten very crazy, and it looks like I will be working 6 days a week for the rest of the summer. This really hurts my paddling plans, but I will just have to make hay while the sun shines......and paddle when my schedule (and the weather) allows.