The theme of yesterday's paddle was "island hopping" but for me it was more like "damn crossings." I don't like crossings very much and generally I try to get them over with sooner than later... I enjoy paddling along the shore where things are more interesting to me.
Anyway, here's some pics from the day...
|Pointing the bows toward Kelly's Island|
|Waiting for the crew to finish the crossing|
We paddled part way around Kelly's Island and then beached our kayaks for a little break. Of course we had climb up on top to take in the view....
|Gary nearing the summit|
|The crew, all assembled and accounted for|
|Cathy on the descent|
Once back in our kayaks we finished the circumnavigation of Kelly's Island...
|Tony and Cathy|
|Clyde, Hazen, Cathy, Gary, and Tony,|
It was too early and too nice of a day to head back to the take out, and it wasn't quite lunch time yet. So we turned our bows to Little Bell Island and make our second crossing crossing of the day.
|We pulled up on the beach...|
|... and found a spot to have lunch|
We didn't paddle around Little Bell after lunch, but instead just paddled back across the bay for the third crossing, landing a couple kilometres away from the take out at Long Pond...
|Back at the cars|
Three crossings and two islands... it was a great day in the kayak, despite the crossings, which are necessary if you're going to island hop...