Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Colinet Island

Last summer, I took a work colleague on an overnight trip to Colinet Island. He is from Ontario, and was very interested in paddling here, so it was a great excuse for me to get out for a trip. On Friday evening I took him around Spread Eagle and over into Chapel Arm in search of whales, which we did see some minke and a fin whale.

Saturday morning we headed to Admirals Beach St Mary's Bay to paddle across to Colinet Island. I brought along a handline to try for a cod but we had no luck. Saw lots of seals, eagles and another pilot whale. Camped for the night on the southern end of the island, had awesome food and scotch with iceberg ice. Awoke at 6am to torrential rain, which made for a damp breakfast. Lots of sea caves to explore on the way back in the pouring rain.

PS. Funny story, I put my hand in shit when sitting down on the beach to eat my supper. You can't really tell for sure if its shit or not until you put it up to your nose and smell it. Then there is no mistaking it.
Anyways, it was a great trip. Here are some photos, sorry it took me so long to share them!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

My wife and I recently did a trip to the southwest USA (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado). We visited some of the major national parks in those states and had an amazing trip. We spent a few days in Las Vegas on the way back. One of the fun activities we did was shoot an automatic belt fed machine gun from a helicopter with Gunship Helicopter Tours https://gunshiphelicopters.com/. It was incredible! I highly recommend it!

I'll post more pics later from our trip. No paddling, but amazing places in nature worth sharing for sure.

Monday, September 17, 2018

It Never Gets Old

For me, the coast line between Chance Cove and Rantem never gets old. I think its my favourite stretch of coast that I've ever paddled. One of the things I love about it is sharing it with someone who has never paddled there before. 

Last month, on a gorgeous day I took my buddy Rob on a paddle there for the day. Trent was able to come along too, so it was a bit of a Baja paddle reunion, haha. Such a great day on the water, with whales, eagles and capelin rolling on the beaches. 

If only every day could be like this!

Ready to hit the water

Lots of caves

The tide was just right to get through this one

On the other side

Crystal clear water

More caves

Always eagles in sight on this paddle

The cliffs here are huge

The Doors

Checking out the capelin

Lots of capelin!

Seriously, a lot of capelin!

Tucking behind this sea stack

A minke whale