Sunday, September 27, 2015

Aquaforte Club Paddle

PNL holds an annual paddle in Aquaforte followed by a BBQ and this is my first year joining in.
This was an excellent trip.  We had a great day, saw some animals, and nice scenery.

We all pulled in and started unloading and packing our boats.

Before we headed out we all got together and had a little group meeting to discuss our plans for the day.

Here is the view down the bay from our launch point.

We were in no rush, we all took our time and made our way down chatting about different things and more trips we wanted to do before winter.

 I like the clouds in this picture.  We had a really nice day, perfect paddling weather.

This is really cool set of shots I took.  I set the camera to rapid fire and Terry demonstrated the roll.


Hip snap.


I think he did 4 rolls for me just to make sure I got a good set of shots haha.
Looks awesome Terry!

This is a great shot.  Over to the right of the island is the Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic.

Found a Huge arch just before we crossed over for lunch.  This was one of my favorite parts of the trip.  

This is the backside of the Arch.

Hazen took a picture of me as we made our crossing over to have lunch.

We had the wind at our faces paddling across so it was a bit of work but when we made it across we found a great spot to stop for a snack.

We fueled up just in time because on our way back we found...

We must have spent a half hour at least playing in this.  The funnest part of the trip for me for sure.

After our fun in the falls we continued on our way back to the cars.
about half way back we found some seals and a couple goats.

Back to the cars and loaded up.  Now off to Gerard's house for some BBQ and a beer.

We got to Gerard's place in Calvert and Hazen and Gerard broke out the grub and started cooking.

Hazen on the grill.  Good burgers and sausages.  Perfect meal to end the day with.

We had a few short showers while we were waiting on the food to be ready and got a chance to take a great picture of a rainbow.  This is the view off of Gerard's back deck in Calvert. 

I had an excellent first year with the club and this was the perfect way to end off the paddling season.
Thanks to PNL and Hazen for all the great trips and thanks to Gerard for hosting the BBQ.
Can't wait til next year!

Conception Harbour

A few weekends ago myself and Derek decided to go for a paddle out in Conception Harbour.
I was a flat calm day with a little drizzle at times but still a really nice place to paddle.

Derek and his cedar strip kayak.

I got a few nice shots making our way down the shore.

It was just myself and Derek on this trip and it was mirror calm so this trip was definitely all about the scenery.

If you look straight across to the right of this picture you with see Long Pond in C.B.S.


We made our way to the point and decided to go a little further to find a beach for lunch.

And here we are. Lunch time!

 We found a great little beach with a nice view to relax and enjoy our lunch.

This is probably my favourite shot of the trip.  What a perfect spot for a little cabin.

Boulder stuck between the cliff was a cool shot but I didn't feel it was a good idea to get too close to that one haha.

I know they are only seagulls but I'll take a picture of any living thing I can get close too.

Couple good shots of them taking off when they didn't want my company.

I thought this was a great picture.

This is another one of my favourites from the trip.

Little Jelly Fish 

We made our way back to the boat launch but there was a few more pictures I had to take.

An old shipwreck half out of the water.  I love this kind of stuff.

Got a few underwater pictures.  I think this would be a fun place to go snorkeling.

Okay here is the last shot of the trip.  If anyone has a chance to paddle Conception Harbour you will not be disappointed.  We had a great day on the water and plenty of stuff to see.