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

Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016: Post 2 – Second paddle

For the second weekend in a row of this year we paddled... Six of us met in Holyrood this morning for a paddle up to Indian Pond....

When we arrived at the slipway in Holyrood it was pretty much packed in with ice, but Gerard had picked out a much better spot from which to launch from and so we jumped in our cars and met him at the put-in... 




It was a little chilly but as everyone readied themselves they were all smiles in anticipation of some water-time...

Gerard

The shoreline along this area is not exactly spectacular, but I didn't hear one complaint from anyone...


Cathy nearing the jetty near the Holyrood
power generating station

Dave passing under the jetty

As we came abreast of the generating station there was some fog over the water...



As we neared the entrance to Indian Pond there were a few good sized swells that came in and curled as they neared the beach.   We wondered if we would be able to get into the pond for our planned lunch break, but once we got near the entrance we sized things up and we made our way in one by one...


video


We had our lunch against some rocks that made an effective break against the bit of north wind that was blowing...


Gerard, Tony, Dave, Cathy, and Derek

By the time we ate and had a few laughs we were chilled, and so we got back in our kayaks and took a spin around Indian Pond to warm up before heading back out to open water...

Derek

Gerard

Tony

I didn't take any pictures on the way back to Holyrood.  But just before we got to the take-out I noticed Gerard had something on his back deck.  As I got closer I asked what it was and he picket it up, held it in front of himself and proclaimed... "I was framed"


The G-man


Another successful paddle...  Thanks guys, and gal, for a fun few hours on the water today.


1 comment:

  1. Nice blog Dean. :) Its always a great day out on the water with you guys! The entrance to Indian Pond was a fun little bit of wave pratice :) Thanks for the blog and the day! :)

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