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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2011: Post 50 – A play day

Yesterday the wind was forcasted to be 45 kilometers from the west, gusting higher at times, temperature 6 or 7 C.  So we headed to St. Philips to play in the waves and wind.  I got there a little early but Tony soon joined me on the water.  Then Des showed up another little while later to round us out to three...

In my mind, three kayakers is the minimum number that I like to see on a paddle or when just playing around in the waves.  When there are only two paddlers each has to completely depend on the other if they swim or the need arises to have to be towed, or something else goes awry.  But a third person, especially when the third person is a very experienced paddler, adds a much higher level of safety...

Anyway, here are a few pics from yesterday...

Lookinf toward Bell Island



Towards the end of our play time we seen Stan standing at the end of the pier taking a few pictures of us; we haven't seen much of him this year as he has been busy with other things in life...  you can check out his blog here.

Of course, as is usually the case, we all went for coffee afterwards.


  1. Good fun had by all. Some nice shots of the size of some of the bigger waves.

    Tony :-)

  2. I would have liked to of had you guys in the pics of the bigger waves, but you guys were too busy surfing them into the cove....