Last Saturday the land forecast was for SW winds 30 km, gusting to 50 with snow squalls. Four of us decided to head to St. Philips to play in the waves. We paddled into the wind for a while. Although it is good practice, it can tire you very quickly if you don't pace yourself. Paddling back to St. Philips was easy with the wind and waves pushing us along. After a couple of hours, we gave it up and headed to the beach side restaurant for coffee. Another great day!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Have you forgotten how to have fun? Yesterday, we did not forget! I forgot about everything else and just enjoyed the moment. It was easy to see from watching others play in the waves that they get it. They understand that you just have to get out there and do it. Seven of us had a short paddle of about 15 km out of Witless Bay. We paddled out to 'Top of the Point' where we were exposed to the wind. There we stayed about 300 metres offshore to avoid the more chaotic conditions near shore. The we headed back and played in the waves crashing over the shoals near Camel Head. Thanks to Stan, Gary, Gerard, Tony, Dean and Neville for a great day.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Yesterday was the kind of day to be outdoors. Although the temperature was minus ten degrees celsius very early in the morning, it was sunny with blue skies. While many people were no doubt heading to the ski slopes or to the back country on their snowmobiles, six of us travelled to beautiful Cape Broyle for a paddle. After breaking our way through the ice, we paddled along the north shore for about ten kms and had lunch at Coughlan's Cove near Brigus South. After lunch, we crossed the mouth of the harbour and headed for Church Cove, a distance of just over 2 1/2 km. By the time we got back to our starting point, we had paddled about 24 km. A great day and a great place to live!