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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015: Post 1 – And so it begins

The strong winds we had Friday night were to die down on Saturday afternoon.  So Tony e-mailed looking to see if anyone was interested in a Saturday afternoon paddle, but it did not look good for me to partake.

About 10:30 am on Saturday Tony called my house... "can I interest you?" he asked with the sound of hope (or was it a little desperation) I heard in his voice?  I checked things out on the home front and I was cleared for take off.

We met at St Philips at 11:30 and Terry showed up a few minutes later.

A few pics to share:

Getting ready in the falling snow




Tony, lots of icicles hanging around

The snow in the trees along the shore made things very picturesque

Tony with Topsail Beach in site

Having a little stretch at topsail beach

We didn't hang around at Topsail Beach too long in the chilly air before heading back.

Terry was out on the annual New Years Day club get-together at Quidi Vidi, but this was the first paddle of 2015 under the bows for myself and Tony.  I expect we'll get in a few more paddles before the 'official' kayaking season begins.


  1. Nice shots Dean of a most enjoyable paddle!

    Tony :-)

  2. On such a day it's hard not to get a few decent pics...