Saturday, May 14, 2011

trip # 1: Solo trip to Massassauga Provincial Park - season opening, Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The 2011 summer kayak season is open!!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Long delayed spring 2011 prevent me went out earlier. But I really can't wait anymore and used first relatively hot and sunny day to open the season.
7:10 AM I drove out of underground garage on Front St W and headed to hwy 400.
9:40 AM I was at the Woods bay Marina. Since last year they finally finished repairing the Muskoka Rd 11 and it takes much less time to drive there from hwy 69.
My trip from Moon Marina (B) to the Sharpe Island (A) and back.
10:45 AM Paddling toward the North outlet of Captain Allan Strait and sent an sms to Ira and Tanya: "I'm putting to the sea"
12:00 PM I left behind the Pleasant Island (I rounded it from Northeast) and headed toward Shrack Island
12:30 PM I passed a narrow strait at Sharpe Island, left behind a few small islands and enter the system of small inner bays which I loved since discovering them last summer.
Approaching to The Sharpe Island from the South. In front of me campsite # 334
 we stayed on with Irina last summer

Site # 334 we were last summer
My small camp on one of the inner bays of the Sharpe Island. 
17:00 PM I set out back to marina. In the mean time I burned myself on the sun, but noticed this only later on.
19:30 I was back at marina. This time I passed the South channel of the Captain Allan Strait, but I think the way through North channel is little bit shorter.
20:10 PM I left the Woods Bay marina.
21:50 PM ESSO Gas station near Dunlop St.
23:58 PM Called Irina from the garage.
The 2011 summer kayak season is open!!!
Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:48:00 PM PDT