If you just go for a paddle than you can stop thinking about wanting to go for a paddle.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011: Post 15 – My second one-way paddle for this year

We left town at about 9 am and drove to the bottom of Colliers Bay where we dropped off our kayaks and gear and left Tony on guard.  I, Clyde, and Hazen drove up to the predetermined take-out location, left two of the cars there, and came back to the put-in.  It was 11 am by the time we got on the water, and so we had our lunch at Turks Gut after just an hour on the water. 

With fuel in our bellies we set out again and continued up to South Point and then did a small crossing across Brigus Bay over to North Head.  From there we made our way to Grassy Point where we had a little break out of our boats and scouted around for potential future campsites.

From there we continued around the headland at Burnt Point and had a lot of fun playing in the swell at The Arch and then continued down to Cupids.

My paddling partners today:


With about 4.5 hours on the water and another hour of stopped time there was lots of opportunity to take pictures.  I actually managed to snap off 98 of them.  Here's some of them:


After you Hazen

Wait for us Hazen

Hazen Looking rather relaxed

No, you go first and I'll take your picture

Time to cool off a little

Oh yeah!
It's all behind you, Tony

Clyde in his element

... maybe a little too much element...
...I'm outta here!
Okay just a little more...

The smile says it all
Tony at The Arch
Nice spot to rest a while
Here's the guys checking out a potential campsite...

Clyde and Tony staking their tent locations
Clyde and Hazen

What a day we had.  The pictures don't really do it justice.


  1. Your pictures are fine Dean. Its always nice to see the different perspectives others take on the same scenes.

    Tony :-)

  2. Great pictures Dean! You've captured it all, the fun, the excitement, and yes, even the fear of hoping to get away from those rocks :)