Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 10 paddles of 2017 - #5

On February 12th we were in Tors Cove for a paddle out to the islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and on to LaManche.  Its an area we know well but it never gets old.

Leaving Tors Cove we paddled outside of Fox Island.  It was apparent from the start that we'd be paddling in active waters.

Once we left Fox Island behind we made a short crossing to Great Island in the distance.

We reached Great Island and ...

... began to explore some of the caves on the island.

The east side of Great Island is open to the vast Atlantic Ocean an its effects.  We couldn't safely paddle through the Great Cleft due to the sea state and paddled around the south side of the island and ...

... paddled back to the mainland and entered LaManche Bay where the water was also crashing upon the rocky shore.

Under the suspension bridge at the location of the resettled community of LaManche we ...

... stopped for lunch.  It was cold, even in the sunshine, but we were in good spirits.

It is familiar territory but its on my list of top 10 paddles because the sea state always makes it different and because it was winter.

Here's a link to the original post with more shots of the paddle.

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