Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jekyll and Hyde

Dr. Jekyll

On a calm day the channel leading out of St. Philips harbour is gentle and good spirited.

Mr. Hyde

With winds blowing at 36 kms/hr and gusts to 54, the harbour at St. Philips was transformed into an evil sea that would have chewed us up and spitted us out had we been foolhardy enough to proceed with our normal Thursday evening practice.

You have to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. It was intimidating just standing on the wharf to catch these shots, I dread to think how I'd feel looking up from the seat of my kayak. On the open ocean, OK; in a narrow channel, no thanks. We took a pass on this Thursday.

Waves breaking in the channel

The north westerly waves were being pushed into the narrow channel leading into the harbour and most were breaking. It would have been interesting to try to get back in.

Whole lot of water comin' in

The water is washing up on the wharf on the right whereas on the left the wharf is mostly out of the water even though both sides are the same height.

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