The forecast for today called for wind. Normally it would be a great day to head to St. Philips and play in the waves... But I think Tony had enough of St. Philips lately because he e-mailed and suggested taking the ferry over to Bell Island and paddling in the protection of the island from the anticipated westerly wind... Sounded like a good plan to me.
We e-mailed the usual crowd, but only Tony and I showed up at the ferry terminal this morning. We carried our kayaks and gear onto the ferry for the twenty minute crossing...
|The ferry arriving with from Bell Island|
|Arriving at Bell Island|
|It was just a short carry to the beach beside the ferry terminal|
|Just paddling along|
|Tony checking out one of the little beaches|
|Just around the Eastern Head we were|
back into the effects of the wind
|Tony having a look at the tunnel entrance|
(too much action to make a safe attempt today)
|The wind had really picked up by the time we got back|
to the terminal. We decided we would cut our
paddle shorter than planned...
|... and got out of our paddling gear...|
|...and then carried the kayaks back to the terminal.|
|Tony ran over to the nearby take-out and brought back|
some fries for us to snack on while we waiting
for the ferry for the return trip
Also check out Tony's blog entry on the day...