Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chapel Arm

My wife is in the Dominican Republic with her friends, my daughter is with her grandparents, so that for me means: paddle as much as possible. After dropping Heidi off in Chance Cove me and Chislett hit the water in Chapel Arm for a few hours in the afternoon. There was a bit of a breeze and some dandy wind waves to play in. We paddled on the eastern side of the arm as far as Little Ridge, where we stopped for a short lunch, then surfed our way back to the slipway. As a bonus, on our way back a minke whale surfaced right behind us! Scared the crap out of me, but was awesome all the same :-)

Altogether about 8kms and just under 2 hrs. Here are a few pics.
Getting ready to leave the slipway

Short stop in Spread Eagle beach

Lovely waterfall

Hanging out under a cliff

Looking back at Chapel Arm from Little Ridge


Lee said...

Spent a few nights out in little ridge in my youth lol. I'm surprised there aint a cabin out there yet.

Brian Newhook said...

There used to be a barn shaped cabin back in the woods there when I was a kid, not sure if its still there. Its a pretty popular spot for the boating community. always lots of crab legs, lobster shells and mussell shells on the beach there.

D. Warren said...

When I used to visit Chapel Arm back in the 80's, there used to be horses at Little Ridge.
Are they still there?

Brian Newhook said...

I also remember horses being there when I was a kid, but I can't recall seeing any horses there since I started kayaking there (the last 10 years)