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Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Sea Weed Shoreline, Dildo Run, New World Island Newfoundland"

I love paddling at Low Tide. A lot of the shoreline is exposed and if you are as curious as I am then you like to explore what is revealed once the tides have subsided. It is also a chance to meander around rocks visible and submerged  and practice those nifty little turns that get you in and out of certain spots on a dime.......or not! I don't like the sound of rock on fiberglass but I'm over that now for the most part. I'm more on the other side of that thinking now. Soon got to get mine in for nick, lots of nicks repair.


The other thing I like about low tide is the smell. A low pressure tends to release all those odors hidden in amongst all that shoreline glitter.  But wait now, you gotta be careful, like all things, all that glitters is not necessarily gold. Though I visited many of the communities along the Twillingate, Fogo and New World Island coastlines on this trip, I noticed, many still have raw sewage pumping directly into their waters and in sheltered areas there is no escape. Tidal action can only do so much when the tidal differences are small. Storms help move the literal and figurative "sh&%" along but they too are limited in their action of renewal and recycling on sheltered areas like coves. Areas surrounded by many islands where fetches are small and even wind waves can't flush things out so to speak. Still I love low tide.



Sometimes when I'm out I like to see how well the GPS marking line up with the actual navigational aids on the water. Sometimes I'm amazed how close like this one, and other times they are not even on the GPS. 


Other times I just have questions like, "can I salvage a pot that has been sitting on a rock for what looks like eons?' without fear of the fisheries dudes roughing me up? " MAybe it is best to just leave them there at anyrate and let them decay naturally into the surrounding beauty like they were perhaps supposed to do anyway. Why would I want one? Well that is simple. Because!

Once again I am Canadian. Proud to be and ever so happy to be able to share it with others. If you never have been to Canada you will always be astounded by our beauty from coast to coast. I am always amazed when I go some where new how much land and water there is around us. I hope we keep it as clean as we can for all to share and respect all the creatures big and small we share it with and to that end, I hope you paddle hard and paddle safe.

6 comments:

running4him said...

Sounds super awesome!! Love the pictures!! Yes, I have been to Canada multiple times (some of my family is from Prince Edward Island but I have been other places as well) and I LOOOOVE it!!!!

Coloradocasters said...

Amazing photo work on this post. Very impressive stuff. Stumbled across your blog and now following.

James said...

Hi,
Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Kayaking Community? Our members will appreciate it.
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It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also add Articles, Photos, Videos and Classifieds if you like.
Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
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Thank you,
James Kaufman, Editor

Alison said...

I say salvage the pot for sure! I had to laugh that you even questioned it. I like the canada flag hanging off your kayak. Cheers.

Monika Kucsera said...

Hi Stan,
I have found your blog, which I really like it. I enjoyed to read your posts and stories of adventures. Hopefully, you will continue it.
I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing your posts and ideas on Glipho? It's a quite new social publishing platform for bloggers like you.

Teo atGlipho said...

Hi Stan, brilliant blog! Your passions for both kayaking and photography really go hand in hand, and are a pleasure to read! I myself have only been kayaking a handful of times, but always enjoy it. I should really go more often!
I don't suppose you would be interested in sharing this over at Glipho? We're a new social blogging site with a fun and creative community- I know they would love to read and discuss your adventures here on the waterways! If you get a spare moment, perhaps come take a quick visit to http://glipho.com and see what you think. You can import old posts from this blog over to Glipho too, so it's pretty easy!

Thanks for your time Stan, and for the really enjoyable blog. I look forward to reading more from you! Oh, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Teo