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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013: Post 57 – Avondale

Tony and I had been thinking of the same destination for today... but too much exposure to the open ocean with sizable swells from the north caused prudence in judgement and we would have to save it for another day... So instead we decided on Avondale...  




The Plan:  Put-in at the river in Avondale, paddle to the shipwrecks in Conception Harbour, then carry on up to Bacon Cove, and on to Collier's Point.  Then back to Bacon Cove, cross over to Salmon Cove Point, and follow the shore back to Avondale. 


Tony sent out an invite and we ended up with six eager paddlers...

Gearing up at the put-in

On the way to Conception Harbour...

Tony, Greg, and Brian

Neville and Hazen

At the shipwreck in Conception Harbour....


Hazen, Greg, Neville

Tony

Neville
Heading on up to Bacon Cove... 


Tony

Brian




Take-out at Bacon Cove for lunch...


Greg

Hazen

Neville

Da boys

I didn't take any more pics until I arrived at Colliers Point...




And from Colliers Point to Avondale I didn't take any pics at all.  But on the way back to Bacon Cove there were some decent swells crashing on the shore.  So I shot a little video, but it just doesn't look quite as impressive as sitting on the water watching it with your own eyes.... 

video


We followed 'The Plan' and crossed from Bacon Cove to Salmon Cove Point, and then followed the shore back to Avondale where I caught the sun setting under the bridge....




It was just another glorious day on the water... Thanks to Neville, Hazen, Tony, Brian, and Greg for sharing this large day... I think it's one of those paddling days we'll remember for a while.



2 comments:

  1. Dean, your shots of the waves hitting the shore are awesome. I could really feel the power in the waves as I paddled along.

    Tony :-)

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  2. I like to take pics of the waves crashing on shore... now and then you get a decent one... too bad the pics flatten things out though... if you had a GoPro on your helmet yesterday you would likely had some good video seeing as you were in closer than the rest of us...

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