Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday on the Bay

Today it was cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms later in the day.
We decided to stick close to home and go out from the town launch and paddle up the bay for a bit.
It was a bit windy and the minute we hit the breakers, it is wind and rocky waves, as the tide was doing out.
I was a bit nervous around the breakers, the water there tends to go in and out at the same time so it can be a balancing act at times. We went into the next cove where our town beach is and this boat was just coming in for the day. It reminds me of a pirate ship, very neat and the sales are even ragged looking.

Once we got past that cove we went along the points and coves and stayed in the main water, pushing against the winds and waves. It is up and down and into troughs, but it is fun, I love rolling in the waves:) As you can see from Bill, you go into the troughs and come up with the next wave. It is hard to show how it really is without being in it, but an outgoing tide and incoming winds can make for some interesting paddling.

I admit, it was tough and I got tired and my rib was killing me, so we gave up at Rome Point and sat there a bit to enjoy the nice breeze. Bill is enjoying his spot on the boat, with a great view of the bay.

I sat on a rock with a view of the opposite side of our point. We usually go around the inside of this point and go for a swim, but the water is still frigid and I was content to just dip my feet in. Yes, I am making a face. Of course he finally took the picture when I said, did you take it yet, lol. I can't believe I am letting you see this, haha.

Going back was much easier, just going with the flow and keeping the boats straight. We went into one cove and here the comorants were enjoying a day on the rock. When I got home, I took a nice hot shower to get the salt off of me and then crashed for the rest of the day;) I am working on a new quilted project for a challenge, so when it is over, I can show it to you then.


moosecraft said...

Good to see you and Bill getting out and enjoying some paddling! That ship looks way kewl! Any chance Johnny Depp may have been on there? LOL! Even though taken while talking, your pic came out great! I'm thinking I need to do some paddling too! ;-) Have a great day!

Jacque. said...

Hey Debbie...great photos as always. Love the pirate-looking ship!

primitivebettys said...

It does really look like the two of you had a full day... but fun that you had a chance to spend it together. What a pretty place to spend you time! :)



Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Looks like great fun! Not sure how you manage photos while paddling along! The ship with sails looks grand. Glad you enjoyed your day.

WoolenSails said...

Photography while paddling can be tricky.
I use my legs and knees and brace them inside the boat to keep the boat as steady as possible. If we are in really rough water, I have Bill put his boat in the opposite direction and holding onto mine, that keeps the boats stable when I need a drink or rest too. If it is much, I go to shore and take them from there. I do not have a waterproof camera, so that is how I get him in the waves. Someday I will get a real waterproof camera that I can use in heavier waves;)


Kelly Jackson said...

Kayaking is one of my favorite things to do. Mine have been in the garage too long :(

Love the pumpkin angel too :)

Kelly Jackson