When we arrived there was some surf dumping on the beach.
We watched the waves for a while, and had a discussion about whether or not it was reasonably safe to launch/land and how everyone in our little group felt about the risks. With our discussion completed, all hands decided they were in favour of launching. One by one, exercising plenty of care and patience between waves, we launched without difficulty.
There was just enough swell to make things interesting once we were away from the beach.
|Shane, Cathy, and Brian|
We followed the shoreline into, and around, Tor Bay...
... and then carried on along the shoreline towards Flatrock.
As we paddled along the wind picked up a little and the clouds were looking darker. I believe we were at Church Cove Point when we decided to turn around and follow the shore back to Torbay.
The wharf in Tor Bay was well protected by the bit of wind and swell and it was easy to take out on the slipway. We had our lunch and shared a few laughs...
|Shane and Cathy|
... and then paddled the couple kilometres back to Middle Cove. The surf was still dumping on the beach but all hands, exercising the same care and patience as when they launched, made it safely back onto the beach.
It was a great day to be on the water. In the true Newfoundland style of weather, we had a little bit of fog, sun, rain, snow, and wind.