Week of August 6th, 2017

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12
High 22 21 25 22 29 26 22
Low 14 14 11 15 14 17 16

Sunday morning I was itching to get out on the Kayak.  Michelle and I tried to head to beach one to launch it, but we ended up turning around. This was the August long weekend and I’ve never seen the beach so crowded. We literally couldn’t get a spot to park close enough to the water so we ended up turning around.

I ended up taking the Kayak down for my first run on Tuesday August 8th. I’m afraid my first trip was not successful. I misjudged the waves, and went out in whitecaps even when I shouldn’t have. Long story short, I was out about fifteen minutes and manage to swamp the Kayak and land in the water even though I had meant to stay dry. I scared myself in the process.

Luckily my phone and wallet were OK despite being submerged. I’m not as good a kayaker as I though apparently. Thankfully I don’t have any pictures because I was by myself.

Sunday August 6th – ready to head to beach one
Monday August 7th – the holiday Monday was a little rainy
Wednesday August 9th – This was the day I should have kayaked down the beach instead
Thursday August 10 – The backside of the slides setup for the 5K foamfest taking place on Saturday
Thursday August 10 – It’s going to be quite the event – an elaborate setup.
Thursday August 10 – Obstacle course setup along the boardwalk
Friday August 11 – Friday night I scouted launch spots on the River side of the peninsula where I could safely launch the Kayak and try again Saturday. Spotted this new sign I had not seen before at the east end of beach one. Cool!
Saturday August 12 – OK, so I took the kayak out again on Saturday morning early around 8:00 AM and had better luck. I got up and down the river from Nancy Island to the river mouth.  It’s more stable with the rudder properly down and working. There were whitecaps again on Georgian Bay, so I was a little too spooked to kayak around the point to watch Foamfest from the north side so I ended up walking down beach instead later that morning.
Saturday August 12 – Shortly after 10:00 AM I came across some tired looking participants!
Saturday August 12 – participants crawling under the wires towards the east end of the obstacle course near the turnaround point.
Saturday August 12 – Obstacle course comprised of inner tubes right near the Foamfest turnaround point