Saturday, May 29, 2010

Smooth Seas [Outer Harbour]

Bundle of Sticks, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.
Date: May 29, 2010
Time: ~5:15 AM to ~8:30 AM
Launch Point: Cherry Beach/Clarke Beach
Destination: Outer Harbour
Crew: William Self, Frank Lemire & Michael Mitchener
Conditions: Smooth seas, near full moon, and clear skies.
Sightings: Many birds, a possible film crew and/or Ku Klux Klan members, Chyna, Louise, other dogs, other dog walkers, a beaver, and some ugly ass carp.

Port Blue, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.
Today was the first sailing of newly named Nessie. It was a beautiful day and we arrived pre-sunrise with plenty of time to christen the canoe and suck back some scotch before putting paddle to lake. The Outer Harbour is a familiar route and generally well protected from the greater great lake. Today was no exception as we paddled the smooth waters of the west side of the Spit and explored the shoreline. The lake is notably lower than last year due to our mild winter and there were some areas we were not able to visit as we had in the past.

Beaver Dam, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.
The birds are definitely back and we saw much wildlife in general. The Spit is not a bad place to hang out if you're a bird, fish or otter as much of the land is isolated from the large city across the bay. We had a decent paddle followed by excellent coffee and industrial muffins at the Red Rocket. Not a bad way to start a Saturday at all. Thanks to Bill and Frank for a great morning.

Turn Me Loose, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

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