After a lovely happy birthday text last November, I received a second text: “I’d love to get back to Canada sometime and see some of these pretty places you post about. Could I convince you to take/join me on a kayak excursion in the spring?” Sure, Irene. Twist my rubber arm!
Date: Thursday May 7, 2015 Weather: Sunny and breezy. High of 20 degrees Celsius. Distance: ~7km We took advantage of the warm morning to dry some dewy gear before hopping on the water heading towards the town of Killarney for one last paddle.
Date: Wednesday May 6, 2015 Weather: Sunny and calm. High of 20+ degrees Celsius. Distance: ~10km This was our day to explore the south side of Philip Edward Island: all of its granite nooks and crannies, every funky, wind-bent Eastern white pine, each ring-billed gull squawking at us.
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Weather: Sunny and calm. High of 16 degrees Celsius. Distance: ~5km The day started early and we managed to avoid much of Toronto’s notorious morning rush on the 401. But by Killarney both body and spirit had had enough of the car. I needed to be on the water, pronto. ThereContinue reading “Day 1: Toronto to Killarney”
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015 Location: Famous Players Cinemas, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto Time: 7pm (doors opened at 6:30) Host: The Complete Paddler, with proceeds benefitting Project Canoe The 10th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival started off with a bang Thursday night, drawing the audience deep into a canyon with BIG whitewater in northern British Columbia.Continue reading “Review: Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour Premiere”
Day One: Thursday started off chilly, close to the freezing mark but with warmer temperatures on the way. We sat shivering in our stinky, damp borrowed wetsuits in the amphitheater at WT, listening to Greg introduce his co-instructors Steve and Eric and watching a few short videos on ocean kayaking to give us some perspective.Continue reading “River Touring: Sea Kayaking”