Louise and I have had our new kayaks for only three days and already we've taken them out twice. Not bad, eh? Somehow I think Louise really likes her new ride.
We're thinking of heading for Chatham/Discovery Islands next Sunday, so we wanted to get a little more time under our belts in the new boats before then. Today we joined Paula for an afternoon quickie in Cadboro Bay.
I explored a rock garden on the south shore of Ten Mile Point and stumbled upon this heron that was so close I could have patted him on the head. He decided that his admiring public was a little too close and took off, his wings rustling as he took flight. (Not a great photo, though. Oh, well.)
We saw the occasional seal pop up, and a family of otters scurry over Jemmy Jones Island, but it was the herons who were out in full force today. We passed this one just a few minutes later.
I don't think that we had intended to head this way, but we ended up out at Jemmy Jones Island, and Chatham Island was beyond that, beckoning us. The currents looked doable and we could have easily made a quick dash there and back, but we had a limited time today as we were meeting friends for coffee afterward. It was a tough call -- Chatham was pulling hard.
So we headed back, where we saw a heron up in a tree doing his best eagle impression.
And soon we were home. We'll see you next weekend, Chatham Island!
Trip length: 5.69 km
John's pictures are here.
The Google Earth kmz is here.