Thursday, February 05, 2009

Freezing up

A couple of weeks ago we started having to hunt for clear shoreline. The beach at Oakledge park had a hundred yards or so of ice, but we trucked through the woods to some clear shore near the point. Headed south to SHelburne bay which was mosltly iced. A south wind was calving some off so we ran up on a sheet and rode downwind on it for about 20 minutes.

This past weekend it looked like solid ice out to Juniper Island.. no kayaking unless we were willing to trek a while.

Things look a little better this week. It is supposed to be above freezing part of the weekend. THey are having a Penguin Plunge (swim in the ice water) Saturday at the Coast Guard station, which means they will clear enough ice for us to go rolling Sunday if nothing else is available.

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