Did you really think I would paddle all the way around the 72km (44 3/4 miles) of my home of Salt Spring Island without my camera? Never! I completed the marathon day in 11 hours and 17 minutes though my buddy who came out to paddle the last few kilometers with me suggested my overall time would have been better if I didn’t keep stopping to take pictures. It was just and excuse to rest my arms.
Here is what took place where my last blog post left you. It was a truly tough, daunting day of sunshine, light winds and favourable currents and long hours of paddling. If you have not paddled here, you should. It is a world-class kayaker location for all levels. I could glow on and on…let the pics do the talking shall we.
That is where the picture taking ended. I was all about paddling after that with about 25 kms to go, and knowing the last stretch would be long and hard. I was feeling good and to my surprise a buddy of mine came out in the channel to meet up with me and paddle the last of it. Thanks to his coaxing (a cold beer he had waiting for me in the creek) and some coaching I finished the day with a good time set and a great time had.
Here are a couple of screen shots from the SPOT tracker.