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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015: Post 30 – A Sunday club paddle

Our club paddle today took place in Conception Harbour.  We had a total of twenty-two participants.  What can really be said about it other then it was a glorious day to be on the water.... So instead of words, here are a bunch of pics to share... 


























Today's club paddle was lead by Hazen, the current President of our paddling club.  Those of us who know him well call him 'Old Wobbly'...



...but he's not just the President; he's a paddler too...



Thanks to Old Wobbly for leading today's paddle, and thanks to all who showed up to make it another fun day on the water.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

2015: Post 29 – No club paddle today

Today was supposed to have been a club paddle, but it was postponed until tomorrow in favour of the better weekend weather day. 

I woke this morning and decided it would be a good day to take a run up to Portugal Cove. I was going to make it a solo venture, but decided not to be selfish and would see if anyone wanted to share the ocean.  I e-mailed a few paddling buddies, and even posted to the local newsgroup, to see if  anyone else was interested.  It was short notice, but Brian (a.k.a. The Old Master) responded that he would meet me at St. Philips.

I was on the water by the time Brian arrived.  Then Derrick showed up, and we became a pod of three kayakers.... a good minimum number for safer paddling.  It was a bit breezy with a northerly wind, making it a chilly and bumpy ride up to Portugal Cove.

Here's a short video of Brian putting in on the beach...


video


And here's a few pics I took along the way...


Brian and Derrick

Derrick

Brian was discussing something while Derrick fiddled
with a piece of 4-strand rope he found on the beach

On the way back we came across a couple fellow, one
of whom was getting ready to do a little surfing

Brian

Back in St. Philips


Tomorrow is supposedto be warm a sunny... Should be a good day for a leisurely club paddle...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015: Post 28 – Happy people

Today was the annual Father's Day club paddle in Cape Broyle.  Twenty six  paddlers showed up ranging from the novice to the highly skilled, but all with an equal amount of enthusiasm.

I don't get to all the club paddles.  I admit that sometimes I just don't make the effort, sometimes I pass them up for a non-club paddle, and sometimes my non-kayaking life gets in the way.  Truthfully though, I have to say that I do enjoy a good club paddle. They tend to be relaxed, fun events... people are always smiling and laughing, poking fun at each other and themselves.  Put a bunch of people in kayaks on the salt water, with clear skies and a light wind, and you've got yourself a lot of happy people to take pictures of..  

So here's a bunch of happy people in kayaks that I took a bunch of pictures of today...


























And I took one little video of Neil, who was the last one through one of the caves in the area...

video


As you can tell, Mother Nature  decided to give us a warm and sunny first day of summer for our paddle.  Thanks Mama Nature, and thanks to all the happy paddlers who shared the day.