We decided on a crossing to Bell Island - always an enjoyable paddle. And this would be Tobias' first crossing. We would paddle over and have fish and chips for lunch, then paddle back... sork of work for our lunch...
Four of us met at St. Philips before noon and headed over...
|Gary ready to go. I think this was Gary's third trip across the tickle..|
I was there for his first trip.
|C'mon, Clyde... Gary's ready to go...|
|Tobias at Dominion Pier|
At this point I have to mention that three of the four of us were using Greenland paddles. I have been using one for about two and a half years now, Clyde switched over a few months ago, and Tobias has recently switched as well. Both Clyde and Tobias are using paddles made by our paddling buddy, Sean. Gary used one of Gerard's a while back and was impressed enough that he asked Sean to make him one as well... We'll get them all converted after a while, Sean.... was it 7% sales commission we agreed on??
|The guys with the Bell Island ferry in the background|
|Gary and Tobias|
|Getting back on the water after lunch|
|Clyde and Gary|
Well, guys, we only paddled just under 12 kilometres and probably took in more calories then we burned off. But you have to admit that it was a great day for a paddle to Bell Island... it certainly beat the heck out of staying home and painting windows!!! -- sorry Tony - just couldn't help myself... all in jest... but I'll bet you agree with me...