Sunday, September 16, 2007
A group of paddlers waiting to go around Spurwink Island in Aquaforte.
One of many keyhole entries along the shore in Aquaforte.
The top of Aquaforte - exit of the river and near the beginning of the East Coast trail in this area.
Stored crab pots on the wharf in Ferryland. A view from the water.
Paddling in Ferryland, launch from the small park by the archaelogical dig.
Lighthouse on the headland of Ferryland
Back at the park and site of the dig.
Ferryland is a fantastic spot to spend some time on or near the water. We started with a hike around Aquaforte. A favourite paddle at the end of the season for the club but a frequent destination throughout the year for paddlers. Once you exit Aquaforte paddling to Ferryland is quite easily managed - but the swell may not be for everyone, especially heading around the lighthouse. It is a spectacular view which I have paddled, but not today.
Today, the goal was to hike to the lighthouse and have a picnic courtesy of Lighthouse Picnics. See:http://www.lighthousepicnics.ca/
This was a perfect day to soak up the sun, have a gourmet picnic and by chance watch four humpbacks just off the coast.
We finished the day by kayaking around Ferryland. After packing and loading up the gear we dropped into the Ferryland Cafe for a coffee and chat with Rhonda and managed to get an invite for the Christmas Eve coffee and drop in.