So thanks for the paddle Tony R. You were not there in body and kayak, but you were thought of during the day. Here's some shots to show you a little of what you missed ...
The put-in.... last time we were here there was surf dumping on the beach and one of our crew snapped of a paddle...
Todays starting line-up...
|Clyde and Lev catch a ride|
|None of us had paddled with Lev before but he quickly|
demonstrated his skills honed from years of whitewater paddling
|Yee haw, Lev|
|Of course Clyde never shy's away from some surf...|
|Get in there, Clyde|
|Clyde is happiest in the rougher stuff, but this will do...|
We've watched Tobias develop his paddling skills since joining our Thursday practices a couple years ago. But today we watched him take his game to a higher level. I do not mind admitting that he has far surpassed me when it comes to getting into the rough stuff we seen today. I said he was fearless today and he simply said he was watching what Lev was doing in the waves and he just went for it... Here's Tobias like we have not quite seen him before....
|Let me at it....|
|up and over...|
|just missed this one...|
|Whoa, baby.... I think it caught me!|
|You still in there, Tobias?|
|Oh, yeah! That was great.|
|Out of my way, I gotta try that again!|
We started off the day at about 7 C and by the time we got back to the cars it was 20 C (according to the temp gauge on my car). We paddled a total of just over 19 km, with a total time of 6 hours. Thanks for a memorable day guys. I just know we'll see you on the next paddle, Tony......