Monday, July 09, 2007

Paddling out of Old Perlican, Trinity Bay

On Saturday, June 23rd, four of us paddled from Old Perlican in northeastern Trinity Bay to New Melbourne. It was a windy day, so things we interesting. There were many icebergs in northern Trinity Bay, so we had lots to look at. Above is Dick Wardle in his Capella. Below is Brian Duffett in his latest cedar-strip creation.

Below is Alex McGruer in his used and abused Explorer.

As we approached the beach at New Melbourne, the wind shifted around to the north and increased rapidly. The seas responded immediately and grew rough. We put ashore at the most sheltered spot we could find. Brian's truck was close by, so a quick car shuttle and we were done.
I decided to stay overnight at friend Alison Dyer's cabin near Hant's Harbour for more paddling on Sunday. The rest headed home to St. John's.

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