Monday, October 1, 2012

Find your beach in the 1000 Islands

Doesn't this make you want to get out and paddle?

Linger?

Forget about work?

Dream?

Play?

And more?

Me too!

I love the way this image makes me feel about paddling, my kayak, the environment, and the people we paddle with, so I submitted it to a photo contest.

Do I have a chance?

It's the desktop image on my computer so I can get lost in it for a good long while. Especially on rainy days. I hope you enjoy it too.

Fall is a great time to get out and find your dream shot.

A kayak can take you there!

Happy fall paddles!
The BaffinPaddler

Image location: 1000 Islands, St. Lawrence River, Grass Creek Park beach, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Sea Kayak: 17' long, yellow Boreal Baffin
Red cedar Greenland paddle
Launch site: Public boat launch, Grass Creek Park marsh, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

10 comments:

  1. Your boat is begging you to lay off work and come out in play! Look at that big yellow fellow, it just looks so lonely. Surely you can take a few hours and go somewhere.....

    That's a picture which is definitely dangerous to productivity! Best wishes on the contest!

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  2. Ha, ha. Thanks. It doesn't have to beg very hard. And it had a few other kayaks to paddle with, but I always launch last and hang around nice spots longer.

    It's my other fiberglass boat that's lonely in the garage!

    Cheers from Canada!

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    1. Just found your blog as I was looking up some info on buying a kayak (again)Your in my backyard, we have such a great area to kayak here in the Kingston region.
      I'm getting back into the sport afetr a bit of a layoff. Windsurfing keeps me occupied, but those calm days need a kayak. I'll keep reading your posts
      Cheers

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    2. Hi Spunner, glad to hear that. Fall is usually when the kite boarders and windsurfers come out around here in the Ottawa, Ontario/Gatineau, Quebec area when the beaches are free and the wind is up.

      But if you get a kayak, you'll have to decide which you'll take out on the windy, wavy days.

      It's more fun than flat water.

      See Kayaking with kite surfers: http://baffinpaddler.blogspot.ca/2012/09/kayaking-with-kite-surfers.html

      Maybe let us know what kind of kayak you buy?
      Boreal is liquidating their stock in Quebec City.

      Cheers.

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    3. P.S. Spunner, 1000 Islands Kayaking in Gananoque, Ontario sells off their used fleet each year. You could check them out for a kayak. I think they have a Boreal Baffin in the fleet too, and lots of other kayaks.

      Tell them I said hi.

      Happy boat shopping!

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  3. Yeah, that's a great shot. Somebody could just get lost looking at that...what? Did you say something? I'm afraid I was mind-paddling again :)

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  4. Hey, that's a great idea. It will save me a lot of time from having to haul gear around, and hang up wet gear to dry! Can you burn calories that way too?

    Cheers from Canada!

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  5. Thanx for the info....don't worry I can multi task windsurfing,paddleboarding and kayaking!
    I hit Cape Hatteras every spring and fall and do it all in one place...flip a coin :)

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  6. Hi Baffinpaddler, got a sweet deal on a Boreal Saguenay, very good condition(glass) for just under 1g. Needs a good buff and wax but otherwise ready to go. Out on the water last weekend, very happy
    Cheers

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  7. Hi Spunner,

    What a great deal! Congrats on having a nice sea kayak.

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