Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clarkes Beach to Hibb's Cove

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.

The put-in at Clarkes Beach

Some nice Christmas trees right there

Rugged rocky shores

Interesting rock outside Ship Cove

Threadin' the needle

You can see the tide was pretty low

Cliffs at Blow Me Down

Slipway at Hibb's Cove

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