Wednesday, December 20, 2006

bella on the bay

December 19, 2006

Where does the time go? Parents get into this kind of thinking this time of year. Here's my daughter (in 2000) trying out a rental in Bonne Bay, Gros Morne. We camped at Lomond (my favourite campsite - usually a few roving black bears) that summer for a few days before I participated in the Kayak symposium. The west coast of the island is quite different from the avalon (east) where I live. Birch trees, caribou, mountains, fjords. Bonne Bay is quite a nice (read gorgeous) spot to paddle. Richard Alexander conducts some CRCA Level 2 and possibly other courses in the area. The park itself is beyond awesome, and rightly designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Just beware of those katabatic winds!


Michael said...

Does she still kayak with such great form, Alison? I hope so. Certainly Gros Morne is a special place and a great area to paddle no matter how old you are!

squidink said...

Hi Michael, ah well, Ella paddles my boat - a Perception Shadow - in the pool in the winter a few times, and in sheltered coves. At eleven, she has a very strong stroke - and mind - and I'm hoping to get her on the water, in her own boat soon. Alison