Camera Shy

Thursday, 07 December 2006
Finally got around to posting a photo of myself in the right-hand menu. Since I am always the guy behind the camera, it took some digging to actually find a photo of myself. There, I hope everybody is happy.

For those interested, this photo was taken by Liz Burnside. We were out on the Westerns in Georgian Bay. (The link will take you to Microsoft Maps. Zoom way out when you get there.)

The Westerns are a small chain of islands about 15 km offshore. We paddled out as part of a level 3 Paddle Canada course. The idea was to head out there and come back the next day to another campsite back onshore. Plans changed then we got wind bound out there for three days (1 day longer then the course was supposed it!). Glad that we had extra food.

The wind speeds were consistent 60 km/h (30kn). I can't remember what the gusts were. The buoy was reporting waves of 4 meters or 13 feet. We don"t get those waves to often on our fresh water. For our course we were looking for waves in the 3 foot range...

It was kind of fun though to make the call into work. "Ugh, I can't come into work today, no I"m not sick, I'm kinda stuck out on an island you see. No, we don't have a motorboat..."

It was the middle of November so we should have known better...

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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