On a paddle shortly after our trip Tony suggested that maybe we could shoot for one thousand kilometres for this year. Tony came pretty close to hitting the thousand mark a couple years ago; and I think that same year I had just over eight hundred (my highest in a year). A thousand kilometres seemed quite monumental to me. But we decided we would just keep paddling and see where we would end up.
Today we paddled from Tors Cove to LaManche, by way of outside the islands, and early on in the days paddle we each crossed the one thousand kilometre mark since January 1st!!! I had seven kilometres left and Tony had eight. Since we paddle so much together we thought it fitting that we should hit our lofty target at the same time. So, just to keep things official-like, Tony jumped into his kayak and made up the one kilometre deficit before I got on the water...
Anyway, it was a very good day to be on the water. The wind was low, there was some swell, and the air temperature was cool. And we had some good paddling friends to share the day with.
Some pics to share...
|Hazen and Ron|
|Ron and Tony|
|Hazen and Julie|
Hazen and Tony were paddling to my port side and I took a picture of them at the point that Tony and I reached our target...
Then Tony came over and we congratulated each other on our reaching our goal...
|Tobias (at LaManche River)|
|Lunch at LaManche|
|Julie, Hazen, and Tony|
We hung around at Bauline and I got a few pics of Tobias playing...
|... he was nearly pitch-poled on this wave!!!|
Tony caught a really good wave but I missed the shot...
|Tony just before he got his wave...|
|Here is the wave he was on, but I was in too much of a|
hurry to get the pic and I missed him (he was
to the right) and blurred the shot too
|All hands back at the cars|
It was another really good day to be on the water. Thanks to Ron, Julie, Tobias, and Hazen for sharing this monumental day with Tony and I.