Sunday, May 8, 2022

Baptism by Fire

I haven't paddled much of late.  So, when Shane proposed a paddle I jumped at the chance.  It looked a good day for it; it was sunny and very little wind.  When we left the harbour we got a bit of a surprise.  A significant ...

... wind event was to the east of us and sending significant swell our way that, rebounding off the cliffs made things chaotic with clapotis on top of the swell.

Both Dean and I hadn't done much paddling and both of us were a little uncomfortable requiring close attention to what we were doing.

There were times distant hills disappeared behind the 1.5 meter swell but finally we made our way into Portugal Cove where we got out to stretch our legs.

In the past when we were paddling regularly these conditions were meh!  It will take a few paddles before we're back there but there's nothing like out of the frying pan and into the fire.  Baptism by fire!

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