This was the Northumberland strait off Point Prim last Thursday. Roger and I went down to watch the sunset and check out the ice. It didn’t look very promising for kayaking.
What a difference a few days makes.
This was the strait yesterday – a perfect day for spring kayaking.
Here’s my kayaking buddy all suited up.
There are our kayaks ready to go. I found a rocky ledge to launch my kayak without getting my feet wet. But the intrepid Ms. Dean removed her footwear and walked her boat into the icy water…
I wish I had a camera to record that incident! But we don’t take any more pictures while we are on the water. There’s been a few unfortunate incidents involving cameras and salt water that we don’t like to mention.
It was so good to be back out on the water. It’s fascinating to kayak around the huge icecakes. The ice forms into all sorts of interesting shapes and shades of bluish white.
It’s not safe to get too close because the warmth of the sun weakens the ice and, all of a sudden, the ice mounds crack – it sounds like a shotgun going off – Boom! A huge piece explodes and crashes off into the water with a gigantic splash!
It’s exciting and slightly nerve-wracking!
We’re going out again tomorrow. Hopefully a camera man (Rinda’s son-in-law) will come along to stand on the shore to take pictures and maybe even a movie.
But until then, here’s a picture from the archives.
Hope you’re enjoying some April adventures this week!