Saturday, April 10, 2010

Working for the Weekend

With my weekend blocked with work, both at the office and at home, I made sure we got on the water for a short paddle yesterday evening. Angie and I paddled from Spread Eagle out to one of the Dildo Islands and back. And what a beautiful evening it was!

Departure beach

Dildo Islands, with the Hopeall Peninsula off in the distance

What an evening

The town of Dildo

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Harbour

On Good Friday, Angie and I got out for an afternoon paddle in New Harbour. It was very foggy, but the air was warm, and there was literally no wind. We left the slipway near the fish plant, and paddled along the north side of New Harbour for about 5kms, until we were pretty close to Hopeall Head, before we turned around. And of course, on the way back we stopped for a lunch of hot chocolate and ravioli.

Another great day on the water. We also saw a seal on the way back, it popped up about 15 feet from Angie's kayak, checked us over, and dove under again.

Not a bad way to start off our Easter break.

Leaving the slipway

A layer of fog hugged the coastline

Normally, you would see the Bellevue Peninsula off in the distance, but not this day

Cliffs of the Hopeall Peninsula

Angie underneath Crow's Nest Cliff (I think thats what its called)

A seagull hanging out

On the way back

Lunch time

Angie in her new drysuit, warming up lunch