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Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Cape Spear"

 
Yesterday!
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"Brandy The Brave"

 
Mommy was wandering what the hell I was doing way over on the other side taking these pictures. I uh...welll...I was tr...we got seperat....no excuses!!!
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"Good Posers"

 
Riley and Brandy at FlatRock Point.
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"Now Don't Tell Mommy..."

 
I am sure if Mommy knew they were out this close to the edge at Flat Rock Point we'd be in a little hot water which would have felt a lot warmer than the 7 degrees today with strong winds blowing right off the ocean. The winds must have been gusting to 50-60 km or more today for sure. Gale warnings were in effect. This didn't hinder our little stroll but if Mommy new they were as close to the edge today as they got...as I got...we'd be in a little bit of hot water.
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"More Than Ocean"

 
Riley sniffing more than the ocean in Flatrock Newfoundland.
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"Not So Wild Life"


Riley and Brandy and I went on a hiking trip in Flatrock Newfoundland yesterday. The winds were high and the wave action on the waters was intense. The girls loved the trek. We also went out to Cape Spear and had a bit of a hike there as well. The winds there were even more intense and the spray from the crashing waves on the shore could be felt all along the trail. The dogs loved it......so did I.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Rolling, Strokes, Re-Entry and Rolling"

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Just a fun video I did before our Thursday paddling sessions at St. Philips on Sept.17th,2009. I was also practising with adding narration and fading in titles and such using my video maker program, so therefore this is rough. Had fun passing the afternoon on a Saturday though. So as I am re-entering my kayak in the video a couple guys show up and start asking questions, slowed down the rentry process just a bit. All in good fun.

"Nordkapps,Newfoundland"

 
There are four Nordkapps in this photo. Des's is on the far left and thenfrom the left is mine, Tony's and Malcolm's(LV). We had a nice evening on the waters of St. Philip's this past Thursday mulling around in boats again. The weather was spectacular and the sun was very intense. I thought I'd try something in photoshop to reverse or invert the image so that the shadows become bright and of course boat colors change to give this effect on the launch pad in St. Philip's.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Too Narrow"

 
I could see Eugene but could not get through but the rise and fall of the gentle swell held me captive for a while. It was nice.
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"Ripping Water"

 

The ladies ripping up the water. They had a smooth cadence going here.
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"Shot"

 

Sometimes when you are doing the shooting you rarely get shot. Personally I like it that way. Tony Lee shooting in Aquafort last weekend.
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"Pete Sizing Up"

 

I trust that Pete would attempt most things along our coast. This was a narrow entrance and exit and very dependant on small timely swell to avoid the sound of gelcoat on rock.....like I say....it's replaceable but the sound will still make you cringe. lol
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"Traffic"

 
When there are a group of 41 paddlers on the water at one time there is bound to be a jam at an area of interest.....just like the real world.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Ya Gotta Like Nordkapps"

 
Had to put you in here today Tony. You are my 1292nd post. It's kind of traditional. I named my Nordkapp today. It will be "Gull Feather" and I am having one air brushed on the deck of my kayak. Why you might ask? Simply because on any paddle I do on the coast I am always sure to have a paddling companion in a seagull and therefore I am never truely alone on any paddle. Thanks for the company bye's!
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"Aquaforte Put-in"

 

Today couldn't have been better for the annual Aquaforte paddle led by Dan M. Aquaforte is on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and this year has been spectaular for sunny weather in an area that is usually host to RDF, rain, dizzle, fog. There are kayak gods afterall.
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"Harbour Paddle"

 

Tony Lee and others head up the harbour on our most likely last club paddle of the year.
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"Not Coal"

 

This looks like Paul and Dean were paddling in a coal pit but it is just the light.... I think!! I liked the color at anyrate.
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"Water Mingle"

 

An on water social essentially. It is great to catch up with fellow paddlers at the end of the summer and share a paddle and story or two.
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"41 Kayaks"

 

41 Kayaks left Aquaforte today for our yearly club paddle in this area. A beautiful day and a beautiful paddle.
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"Elephant Head Rock"

 
That's what I would call Spurwink Arch. From the water it looks like an elephant has his trunk embedded in the side of the cliff. Marie positioning for a shot.
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"Just Plain Solitude"

 

Some just wanted to paddle in open water and have a nice Lighthouse as a back drop. Ferryland Head in the way distance.
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"Rockin' Brian"

 

If you are ever looking for Brian on the water....look near the rocks.
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"My Shot"

 

Some days you get the shot you were wanting, other days you're just sluggin' your arse. Today I was lucky. Always good to see you Paul Benson!
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"Paul"

 

Paul I left in such a hurry today we didn't get to chat about spare Fj parts. Lets do coffee down town sometime next week. Call me if interested. 753-9812.
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"Kayak Beach"

 

It has to be as there is no room for anything else. The north side of Aquaforte HArbour.
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"The Boys From Town"

 

Ya just know these St. John's city boys are having fun. Everyone gets a turn!
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