Monday, June 20, 2011

What was then and what is now

Lina spent 2 days this weekend doing very well at the Kalamalka Lake Classic stand-up paddleboard races. So well in fact, that she won all three of them and retained her title as "Queen of Kalamalka". Lots of photos of paddling and winning can be found here.

Whilst Lina was winning, Paul, Angie, and I enjoyed the trails in the Cosen's Bay area of the lake at a more relaxed pace.

Paul about to escape gravity for a fleeting moment

Paul and Angie in a field of green

The wrong end of a deer

Now for what's next. Tomorrow, Lina and I leave for Whitehorse, where we'll race bikes in the 24 Hours of Light, and then Lina will attempt to paddle a very long way down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson... on a stand-up paddleboard. I will be carrying the beer and potato chips (and a few other things) in a sea kayak. As far as we can tell no-one has done this before (the SUP part, not the beer and potato chips)... which has let to a lot of interest and greatly appreciated support and advice. The following people have helped us out with some great equipment for the trip, which we will try not to lose or break along the way. Thank you!

Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak
Kialoa SUP Paddles
Mountain Equipment Co-Op
Icebreaker Merino Clothing
Starboard SUP
Trident Sports
Ryders Sunglasses
Werner Paddles