Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My World Tuesday ~ Fish and sail boards

My World revolves around a little community on the east coast of Haida Gwaii (aka Queen Charlotte Islands) called Tlell (pronounced tell-lell), meaning "where big waters meet". 
However several times a week we travel to Port Clements , twenty kilometers NW on Masset Inlet to shop, pick up wood from the mill and take the dog for a walk on a different trail!
Friday when we went to "Port" we walked out on the newly redecked dock as we had heard the salmon were running.
Everyone was out trying their luck.



Some were luckier than others.
I was thrilled to see that all the little ones on the dock were wearing life jackets properly done up.
Then this fella put his fishing rod away, went behind his truck and put a wetsuit on and prepared to sail board.
When I turned around he was throughing his sail off the dock.
and then the board....it was about 30 to 40 feet down!
And then there he was, he didn't jump he went down a chain ladder!
He managed to clear the dock and the bull kelp.
He did get wet but the amazing thing was this was the first time he had tried this kind of launch and he is a new sail boarder....have to admit it looked like fun and the day was spectacular!

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3 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

An interesting day out. Such beautiful scenery. Thanks for letting me tag along. Have a great week.

lgsquirrel said...

Wish I was there to try the salmon.

Meandering Michael said...

He's got a "beginner" board - very stable. Looks like a good day for it!

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