Friday, November 9, 2007

Post Noel Storm

As kayakers we spend a lot of time weather and wave watching. Tropical storm Noel looked like it's influence had the potential to reach Newfoundland. Indirectly it did. Mostly, residents and families who live near the coast are only to happy to be passed over by any storm, since in the past wharfs have proven difficult and costly to replace.

Early Sunday November 4 I was out to Outer Cove and Middle Cove assessing the waves and post storm serge as a result of tropical storm Noel.

Rain, fog and heavy winds were all present but wave action was minimal.

It appears from all the reports that the Nova Scotia coast and New Brunswick got the worst of the storm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Photo contest submission

Recently I submitted this photo to the KNL photo contest. It was shot in Spaniard's Bay(Newfoundland) in early May. I recall leaving St.John's - it was cold, rainy, foggy and we almost turned around. But in this area it was a beautiful day and only the two of us kayaking at that time.

Check out the KNL website:
to view the photo of the month for October - a spectacular image taken by D McQuiod of Chris Buchanan going down a scary(to me) section of Little Harbour River.