The last time I paddled was Oct 2 (see Post 44). Since then some things had come up that kept me off the water and then I had a cold which turned into a flu that lasted 9 or 10 days. I had missed a couple day paddles, I passed on a weekend camping trip, missed several Thursday practices, and passed on a club paddle yesterday. But today, three weeks later, I finally got back on the water.
I met Tony and Gary at St. Philips and we decided to paddle over to Bell Island. It was a sunny afternoon, about 12 C, and almost no wind. There was a very gentle swell in the tickle as we paddled over and back. We paddled over to Dominion Pier and paddled a few kilometers along the shore, past Scotia Pier, and then crossed back over for a total of 15 kilometers.
Here are a few pictures to share….
|Slipway in St. Philips|
|Tony on the way over...|
|Gary on the way over...|
|We took a little rest on the right side of Dominion Pier|
|Gary hadn't paddled for a while and was happy he decided to come along|
|Tony picking his way through the piles at Dominion Pier|
|Gary bringing up the rear through the piles|
|This lone tree was somehow interesting to me,|
but the picture just doesn't capture why.
|What's left of Scotia Pier|
|Gary paddling past a waterfall|
|The water was very clear... there was at least six feet of water here!|
|Paddling along the cliffs of Bell Island|
What a great way to spend the afternoon. Of course we went for coffee at the restaurant in St. Philips when we got back.