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Fall Adventures on the Island

Kayaking on Vancouver Island has been good this fall. We have had a number of rain storms and some warmer temps. Though now starting to hope for some snow to build the snow pack for the spring paddling season.

Was able to get out with a number of people on some fun runs. With a month left in 2014 I hope to get in a few more days of paddling, but time will see if the weather cooperates. This fall was a bit more about exploring some runs that I hadn’t gotten on before. This lead to driving a number of different logging roads, looking at topo maps and google earth.

A 1.5km section was added onto the Upper Oyster which provides a lot of fun. Managed to have a great trip down the Franklin river with Shayne. Had some fun on the Mill Bay creek and exploring the Waterfall in Goldstream Park. Ice is starting to show up in the rivers and will look forward to mixing up activities over the next little while.

Enjoy the photos from the last couple of months.

Walk into the Puntledge River with Ian and Doug

Walk into the Puntledge River with Ian and Doug

Doug enjoying some surfing at T'n'P

Doug enjoying some surfing at T’n’P

Toni getting a little pop at T'n'P

Toni getting a little pop at T’n’P

Author about to get buried on T'n'P

Author about to get buried on T’n’P

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Toni and Doug taking in the view at T’n’P

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Toni running through Riverwide hole on the Puntledge river

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High flows on the Puntledge provide an opportunity to paddle the Old Weir

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Kiah and David having a look see at Goldstream Park

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Author out for a paddle on the Koksilah river near Duncan (Gopro Photo)

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Paddling the Upper Oyster River (photo by Ian Cox)

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Cody paddling toward the slide on the Upper Oyster river.

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Paddling on the Upper Oyster at 65cms as the sun was setting (Gopro Photo)

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Setting up for the seal launch on the Franklin river (Gopro Photo)

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Shayne soaking up the sun after a run down the Franklin river (Gopro Photo)

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Taking in the view on the drive back home from the Franklin river, with Alberni Inlet in the background.

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Ian Stokes pauses on the walk into the Koksilah Canyon

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Ian, Chase, and Connor coming through the 2nd drop of Monastery on the Koksilah Canyon

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Ian paddling the right side of the Fish Ladder on the Koksilah Canyon

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Toni and Ian midway through the first rapid of the Lower Quinsam river

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The first rapid of the Lower Quinsam river

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Fun times on the Lower Quinsam with Toni and Ian

Andres on the Englishman river

Andres on the Englishman river

Ian getting a surf in on the Englishman river

Ian getting a surf in on the Englishman river

Icy day on the Englishman river

Icy day on the Englishman river

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