He wrote me last night and said that he has finished 500km and only has 144km to go. Keep it up, you are doing great!
He was recently interviewed and there was an article posted about his trip in The Hindu, India’s national newspaper. You can read a copy of it here.
Learn more about his trip here.
Sunday night a couple of us are planning to go out for a night paddle to work on our navigation skills in the dark. Not sure how dark it is going to be as we will be paddling just outside of the Toronto Harbour. We will need to make it a little bit more challenging but aiming for some of the unlighted bouys out there. I will let you know how it goes...
Well, Sean Keelor and I survived our kayaking trip this past weekend. We originally planned to go north to Tobermory, Ontario but as we were watching the weather during the week leading up to the trip, a huge storm came in. There is a fantastic website out there called Weather Underground. They do a great job displaying weather. See the graphic to the right. It displays wind speed, barometer, water temperature and wave height in a stacked graphic. The best part about it is that you can easily see the relationship between the four factors. Very cool.
Alright, back to our story. As you can see by the clip the wave height for the Northen Lake Huron buoy peaked that day at 3.9 meters (12.8 feet). A touch big for our liking so we decided to head to the eastern Georgian Bay and put in at Snug Harbour just north of Parry Sounds, Ontario. The waves over there were only peaking at 1.5 meters so it was a little bit more manageable.
We went out for Saturday night giving us two solid days of paddling. For those who know the area, we paddled out to Franklen Island and set up shop in a nice sheltered area as the wind was blowing consistently at 30 knots and gusting up to 40 all day.
We jumped back on the water and decided to play around the savage rocks on the southern tip of Franklen. The savage rocks is a large area of shoals where the swells rise up and crash. There was some great surf and lots of really fun rockhopping.
Weather was interesting. Lots of hail, lots of rain and lots of sleet.
Don't have a clue where I am talking about? You can download a mini tour of Franklen Island for Google Earth. Get it here.
Well, we watched the weather bouy for Lake Ontario and this past weekend caught the tail end of Hurricane Ernesto moving into Southern Ontario. Liz Burnside, Eric Oggard and I decided to take advantage of the wind and get out and some surfing.
The wave height was a consistent 5 feet with larger waves at 7 feet. No, it wasnâ€™t one of those "the fish was this big" type wave height measurements. We have been practicing Nick Schadeâ€™s article here on how to accurately determine wave height .
It was big water and we got trashed several times. Quite fun. One time I was going to roll up but thought, "I will just wait until the shaking stops before attempting."
We posted a bunch of photos on our photo gallery here.