Sunday, August 22, 2010

Odds 'n' Sods

What a difference a week makes. Last week we paddled out to Portland Island on a flat calm day with a record high temperature. Today it's quite a bit cooler, quite a bit cloudier and quite a bit windier. So we've decided not to paddle today. Besides we've got a few things to do around the house. Ah, the joys of home ownership.
But that isn't to say that we have no kayak news to report. Joe O'Blenis's Vancouver Island Circumnavigation Speed Record attempt continues. According to the map on his SPOT page, he's gone from Nanaimo to Sayward, about seven inches. But that seven inches on my computer screen roughly represents at least 250 km of paddling in the real world, almost a quarter of the distance. Not bad as he enters his fourth day of paddling. It's going to be close, but if the weather holds and he can keep up this pace, he's got a shot of breaking the record of 17 days and change.
And finally, we have this video just for Bernie. And he'll know why:

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