Monday, 3 August 2009

Back in Effect

Its been a minute,eh? So far this summer ,like every other has kept me really busy. I recently came back from a trip up north, where I stopped over in T.O for a visit with Brain and Liz. I was lucky enough to take in the aftermath of a 6 week city workers strike that left the garbage uncollected and the city streets a mess.
The weather in The Muskoka Lakes area was mostly rainy, but I was able to get some Les Stroud style kayak missions in when the sun made an appearance. One mission did not go so well. I spent the afternoon reading a vintage Nat.Geo. Magazine drinking a few Creemore Springs and eating bag of ketchup chips on a rock face south on long lake, and the weather was beautiful. I headed home at about 5 pm, just as the wind started to pick up. I paddled across the lake with no problem, like I had done may times before. The sky was bright and blue, but the wind was getting heavier by the minute. On my back was my favourite MEC backpack with only a multi-tool and a 1980 copy of Nat. Geo on population in it. Strapped to the vassal was a folding captains chair, and in the hull strewn a whole bunch of empty tall cans. I battled the tide as the wind picked up, and 3/4 of the way to shore a sweeping gust picked up, tipping me and the boat over with ease. After rotating 360 I flipped the boat over,to see that it had taken on to much water to paddle, so I was forced to bail. After 20 minutes of struggling with the boat to keep it above water I was starting to get weak, but had a handle on how I was going to haul slash push the kayak to shore. Not sure if I was going to be able to make it, I notice two people in a long yellow canoe 20 yards away, "Hold on, eh", I hear, as they make their way towards me at a good clip. They caught up and towed we another 30 feet to shallow water, where I was able to stand so I could drag in the boat and bail it out. Lost the Nat. Geo. and wont be returning any empties, but the BBQ veggies sure did taste good that night.


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