We met at St. Philips and waiting for all of us to get on the water we saw some whales north of us. That decided it. Clyde, Gerard, Shane and I paddled into the bay hoping to get near. Brian, Cathy, Dean and Derek paddled along the shore.
The minke whales were busy feeding and elusive. I had several sightings close by but they evaded capture on my camera.
We returned to the shore and the group reformed for a relaxed paddle to Portugal Cove.
Derek and Shane
Brian, Dean and Gerard
Portugal Cove is just 4 kms from St. Philips. When we arrived back at St Philips Brian, Clyde, Dean and Derek called it a day. Cathy, Gerard, Shane and I decided to paddle the 6 kms to Topsail Beach. As we made our way south we could see a rain front approaching.
At first it just pecked few drops. It didn't bother us in the least.
Even a few small ducklings we out. The rain drops were like water on a ducks back but ...
... we could not escape the rain forever and it got cold.
It was an uncomfortable change into street clothes back at St. Philips harbour. We had pushed past the weather window but it was worth it. Thanks to everyone who showed up.