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Going for a paddle again... 2978

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,775 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2015, 05:46:03 PM »
Nice pics! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Nate


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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2015, 06:40:31 PM »
Cheers mate.  We did indeed have a great time. :cheers:

On a related note to one of my other threads: the string vest worked very well.  :D

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2015, 07:01:05 PM »
Oh I am so jealous. Grant and I were just saying how badly we needed to go kayaking.
It is -33C with the windchill today. I can't see us going out any time soon :(


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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,102 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2015, 11:39:49 PM »
Oh I am so jealous. Grant and I were just saying how badly we needed to go kayaking.
It is -33C with the windchill today. I can't see us going out any time soon :(

-33C is more than enough to stop me even thinking about going out my front door, let along sitting in a canoe! :ahhh

You need to move somewhere nice and warm like....... Scotland. :think:

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2015, 08:37:24 AM »
Great pics Gareth, thanks for sharing.  :cheers:

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,102 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2015, 02:09:49 PM »
You're very welcome. :)

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2015, 07:53:42 AM »
Best of luck for your trip.
Its seem that you have packed the best gear for you bug out bag.

If I need to pick some good EDC tools.
Then I would take my love leatherman multi tool wave and a flash light. Other are just a waste !!!
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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2015, 10:17:05 PM »
A few more shot courtesy of my mate.

Getting ready for the start day 1:


Getting ready to cast off day 2:


Anyone spot the difference?
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 10:19:26 PM by Gareth »

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2015, 10:22:47 PM »
The forecast wasn't great for later on, but this early in the day it was nice and calm despite the snow.


and just to show that I did my share of the paddling:

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2015, 10:24:45 PM »
Heading home:





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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,102 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2015, 10:30:09 PM »
Lastly, here's a shot that shows the water actually starting to freeze.  It's not exactly obvious but the distortion on the water isn't caused by ripples, but by the fact that ice crystals were slowly staring to form.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 10:33:04 PM by Gareth »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,775 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2015, 02:39:44 PM »
Nice pics!

Nate


Nate

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2015, 05:31:08 PM »
Cheers mate. :cheers:

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2015, 05:57:36 PM »
Nice pictures Gareth   :tu:
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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2015, 06:05:10 PM »
That looks awesome man! I'm jealous.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2015, 01:09:21 PM »


The benefit of sitting in the back is that you get away with so much more, including taking pics of the person in front of you!

One time the person in the front of my boat turned around at the wrong time....



On a completely unrelated note, canoes and kayaks here are called "divorce boats" for some reason....   :whistle:

Def

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2015, 01:23:27 PM »
lol. I get that. :D 

I did in fact take a shot spell in the front seat, right when we had a good strong head wind.  After we got to a more sheltered spot my mate said "looks like you really had to paddle hard there Gareth"......errr and you weren't Matt? :rant:

 :D

Actually one of the good things about this trip was that it showed we actually worked pretty well together.  :tu:

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,102 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2016, 04:07:20 PM »
I have had the canoe out since this thread was started (honest) but I don't think I ever bothered with any pics.  Anyway, today was the first time I got the chance and the weather to put paddle to water this year.  Just down at my local loch again and only for an hour or so.  What makes today a special trip was that it was the first time I convinced my daughter to come along.  Not that you can tell, but she even did her share of paddling. ;)





« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 04:10:53 PM by Gareth »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,775 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2016, 04:39:58 PM »
Cool beans! Nice pics also.

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Nate

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2016, 07:05:36 PM »
Great family pics mate, thanks for sharing them  :salute:.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2016, 01:46:02 AM »
Seems like the front of your boat is the perfect spot for a nap!

Especially if the one in the back does all the paddling!

Def

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2016, 01:06:22 PM »
I'm wanting to try ocean kayaking.  I have a friend who does that.  Problem is saving the money to get a kayak.  As soon as I have a spare $30 or $40 bucks in my pocket I buy another knife or multitool. :facepalm:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,743
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2016, 03:27:46 PM »
Great family pics mate, thanks for sharing them  :salute:.
^^^ This

Hopefully she had a good time and will accompany you again.  Maybe even an over nighter at some point. 

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,962 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2016, 05:30:11 PM »
I'm wanting to try ocean kayaking.  I have a friend who does that.  Problem is saving the money to get a kayak.  As soon as I have a spare $30 or $40 bucks in my pocket I buy another knife or multitool. :facepalm:

Keep an eye on Craigslist.  You can often find a deal on a kayak there.  Of course, the kayak may be expensive, but it's only part of the expense.  The rest of the setup looks like this:

Kayaking PFD- $100
Paddle- $100
Safety Kit- $20-50
Skirt- $50-80
Roof Rack for the Car- $150
J- Racks for the kayak to attach to the roof rack- $100-150

Of course, once you have all of that then you can kayak for years without spending another dollar, although $5 for a paddle leash would also be a good plan.  As would a spare paddle.  And, if you are going to do any rock hopping, I'd suggest a helmet too.



Depending on how far south you are, you might also want to think about a dry top or a whole dry suit as the ocean is a pretty cold place up my way.

Def

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2016, 10:43:10 PM »
Seems like the front of your boat is the perfect spot for a nap!

Especially if the one in the back does all the paddling!

Def

Yeah, I'd noticed that as well. ::)

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Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2016, 11:23:38 PM »
Gareth,your forays into the country are always a pleasure to read and view.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,606
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2016, 04:27:52 PM »
Just read the whole thread and thanks for sharing :cheers: It is great that you are getting your daughter to go out with you, stuff like that is what creates the best memories :tu:
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,102 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2016, 06:31:29 PM »
Cheers everyone. :cheers:

Just read the whole thread and thanks for sharing :cheers: It is great that you are getting your daughter to go out with you, stuff like that is what creates the best memories :tu:

Exactly.  I don't like to be pushy and force her into stuff that I like doing but it's great when she willingly joins in. 

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,606
Re: Going for a paddle again...
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2016, 08:40:38 PM »
Cheers everyone. :cheers:

Just read the whole thread and thanks for sharing :cheers: It is great that you are getting your daughter to go out with you, stuff like that is what creates the best memories :tu:

Exactly.  I don't like to be pushy and force her into stuff that I like doing but it's great when she willingly joins in.

Yeah if you let them participate when they want to then they are gonna enjoy it way more :tu: Especially little girls  :whistle: :D

Well that's how mine is anyway ::) :D

 

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