Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mother & Daughter paddle on father's day - of course!

june 27, 2007

If I don't post them now, they'll never get on. (Apologies--I can't figure out how to turn the two middle images right side up.) Life is very busy. Yes. So Ella and I borrowed a friend's double (thanks Peter & Barb) and joined the KNL club beginner's 14km paddle two sundays ago in Cape Broyle, a popular long bay with lots of take outs, some waterfalls, super caves, arches and stacks. I hadn't paddled there for ages and forgot just how spectacular it is. We saw a couple of eagles, a seal near our nice wide beach at lunchtime and a minki out far but Ella missed it. I think she enjoyed herself. After a post-paddle milkshake, she quickly fell off to sleep in the car on the way home.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

coming soon... Cape Broyle - Ella's 1st trip

Father's day... meant taking my 12-yr-old on her first sea kayak trip - a part of the KNL club paddle in Cape Broyle... waterfalls, caves, more caves, eagles, a seal, a minke whale... usual stuff. pretty nice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Iceberg bliss

(photos by Neil Burgess)
June 12, 2007

It was the most idealic weekend out in Caplin Cove, Trinity Bay. Arrived friday evening, spires of icebergs just offshore backlit in pink. My kids headed straight for the brook and, testing the water and finding it deliciously warm, decided on an evening swim. Hot and sunny all weekend, the meadows rippled in their new super-green covering. Mad with bird song. So it wasn't too awful that somehow I missed two paddles in my neck of the woods on the weekend to further complete Kayak Newfoundland & Labrador's Challenge the Avalon.