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

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011: Post 65 – The One Hundred

One October 2, Tony hit his 100th time in his kayak for this calendar year (see Post 44).  We paddled from St. Philips to Portugal Cove that day.   On that paddle there was just Tony and I as everyone else was busy and could not make it. 

Today was my 100th time in my kayak(s) this year.  Again there was just the two of us; everyone else was busy or was not able to join us.  Imagine, it has taken me almost the full year to get where Tony was at the beginning of October!

We met at St. Philips and decided to paddle over to Bell Island….

We paddled past Dominion Pier…

And headed up the shore toward Lance Cove.  We had rain yesterday and the water was flowing over the cliffs so we stopped to watch the falling water for a little while…

Then we paddled a little farther and then turned and paddled back across the tickle…

We hit land near St. Thomas Cove, and then turned back toward St. Philips.  When we got back we washed up in the river and then Tony bought me coffee at the nearby By-the-Beach restaurant…

Thanks, Tony, for the coffee

It was a good paddle to do for my 100th


  1. Congrats Dean on reaching your 100th time in the boat. There's a lot of satisfaction reaching a goal once its been set. By my guess I've been on about 75% of your paddles. Today was, as usual, a pleasure to paddle with you.

    Tony :-)

  2. Congrats on your 100th paddle, and a great way to do it too - to Bell Island and back.