Sunday, April 23, 2006

2006.16.31 - Cadboro Bay

This was easily the best day weather-wise we've had so far this year. Bright, sunny and warm. We did have some blistery gusts on the water that raised some chop here and there but it was a sweet day paddling.
Here's Louise and my new boats. We wanted to start our shake-down cruise in our new boats in familiar waters so we returned to Cadboro Bay.

Here's Louise just after the first launch...

...and my obligatory self-portrait after I launched. Am I happy in this new boat or what?
Self Portrait

Paula still managed to stay ahead of me, though... at least for a moment.

Dennis in his inflatable with the Olympic Mountains behind him.

The fleet sets sail!

Our new Delta's are just a dream to handle. Easily the fastest boats of our group on the water today, they cut through the water like a hot food utensil through dairy products.
We saw a few seals and geese (no good pictures of them, alas), and I am pretty sure a seal bumped my boat.

If you look carefully in a tree above Paula's head, you'll see an eagle.

Okay, how about another angle. Do you see it now?

Here's me again. Woo hoo!

These are very attractive boats. Birds like them particularly. Here's a crow getting ready to do some business on Louise's boat.

And in one of those "I-wish-I-had-a-camera--oh-wait-I-do!" moments, here's a blimp flying over the city while I was driving home.

My pictures are here.

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