Sunday, September 8, 2013
Louise and I hit Willows Beach early this morning to join the 2013 edition of Kayak For A Cure. About 50 kayakers by my guess hit the water, some old hands at kayaking, but others were first-time newbies, and many were cancer survivors so it's a short, easy paddle to Cadboro Bay and back.
But first things first. And first I get my picture taken with Marty the Marmot, the hardest working marmot in show business.
But when our thoughts turned to kayaking, conditions were beautiful on the beach...
...but there were some big thick clouds of fog here and there offshore and down towards the south.
Soon, we were off. Herding cats is probably easier.
I wasn't expecting to see much in the way of wildlife today, the wildlife generally hides when a fleet, is in the water, but a heron kept watch as we paddled by.
We rounded Cattle Point...
...and into Cadboro Bay...
...where Paula paddled out to briefly join us.
A quick stop under wispy fog at Cadboro Bay beach...
...and then we returned to Willows Beach...
Donations received from the Victoria event go towards the local InspireHealth Integrated Cancer Care centre, and today we raised over $22,000.
It's not too late to help -- you can still donate by clicking here.
In support of Bobby, Ann, and Karen.
In memory of Pauline, Jaan, and Sam.
Trip length: 6.98 km
YTD: 48.64 km
More pictures are here.