Sunday, December 6, 2015

Snowy Night

Today I had a look at the weather and decided to go down to St. Philip's to see if I was up for a solo paddle.  It didn't look too bad from the dock so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I got about 80m past the dock and decided this was beyond my skill for a solo trip and turned around.  I played around in the swell rolling in for a few minutes and decided to pack it in.
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I couldn't end the day like this so I went home, had some lunch, and around 4:00 me and my wife Amanda packed up the kids and headed to Quidi Vidi Lake.
This ended up being my first winter paddle as well as my first night paddle.
It was a great night on the water!

My wife packed up the kids, I got my gear ready and we were off.

The lake was very calm and I was paddling alone so there wasn't anything too exciting but it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip with some great pictures.

Not too much to say I just thought I would share some pictures.

This is one of my favourites.

Old dock made for a good shot too.



Mirror.

On the way down I took the time to practice a few bow rudder, and low brace turns while I waited for my wife to catch up.  

When I got down to the Dam I played around a bit more waiting for my wife.  She didn't show up so I started back to the car.  Turns out she got cold and went back to the van about half way down lol.


This is the base CFS St. John's where my wife works.

That wraps up my snowy night on Quidi Vidi Lake.

It's great to paddle on a flat calm lake sometimes and just relax and enjoy the view.