Sunday, November 27, 2011


Gitche Gumee is not the only place where there the gales of November wreak havoc. In between wind storms, the usual gang hit the beach of our main local launch point at Cadboro Bay to see what damage the heavy winds of the last week have done to the beach.
Our normally sandy beach was covered with driftwood that had piled up over the last few days.

Down the beach a ways we noticed that a couple of ships anchored near the yacht club had broken lose and were on the beach.
At least they had better luck than the owner of this boat....
...which is now not much more than kindling and matchsticks.

There were some sail boats out, and we even saw a few kayakers heading out, probably to go play in Baynes Channel.

Finally Bernie found what he was looking for -- the remains of a sail boat that came ashore a few days ago.
Followed ashore by the driftwood, the boat was smashed to bits by the relentless pounding of the waves and the wood. Only the mast and a sink was recoverable. The rest was broken dreams and splinters.


  1. That was probably us heading out this morning... SISKA paddle to Discovery. We had pretty good conditions except for a bit of a head wind on the north side of Chatham. It is amazing how fast that boat broke up in front of Gyro Park.

  2. The giant guitar pick wasn't recoverable?