|Faber Green Mountain snowshoes (or Elongated|
Bear Paws if you prefer) with heavy duty lacing
|Looking down on my shed|
Okay, so now on to the paddling...
Tony, Gerard and I meet for the second weekend in a row this morning. Today we decided to paddle from St. Philips up to Brock's Pond Falls. With the cold weather we've had we were hoping for interesting landscape features at the falls...
|The snow allowed us to drag the kayaks|
from the cars to the put-in
|There was a bit of slob-ice|
along the beach at St. Philips
|I jokingly told Tony to try to knock this big icicle|
off the cliffs so I could get a good picture... next thing I
knew he took a whack at it with his paddle and knocked
off the pointy tip!!!
|The falls weren't as spectacular as I had hoped. All this|
snow we had covered over whatever ice there may have been
|Looking toward Bell Island|
|Back at Portugal Cove, after nearly three hours in the kayaks since|
leaving St. Philips, we decided it was time for a break
At some point on the way up to the falls the water sucked out from under me and dropped me a bit hard down on a rock. I said to Tony if he sees the back of my kayak sinking down we'll know why... Last week I sustained some damage around the skeg as well... Oh the horror!!
|The damage from today|
|The damage from last week|
Looks like I have a little bit of repair work to do when the weather warms up later in the spring...