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November 5, 2016

October 2016 – Most Days of Rain

Filed under: Canada, Fishing, Kayak — K2 in Canada @ 10:10 PM

Apparently we broke a record in October: Most days of rain, 28 out of 31 days (link). I actually didn’t think it was that bad. I ride my bike to work every day and I for sure did not get wet every day. So I guess they counted any drizzle. But we did have a lot of rainy weekends it seems.

Today was another one of those. So far November is trying to break the new record. But of course that did not stop us to go for a paddle. Buddy John came with us braving the rain, heavy at times, and wind, strong at times. But it was not continuous rain. Jeff spotted a couple river otters in the water along shore between Twin and the Powerhouse. Surprised we don’t see those more often around here. We had a headwind on the way back which seems twice as bad since I was tired after 2hrs in the boats already. Only another hour to go…


Last weekend, Oct 29, was also a very soggy paddle. Even more so than today. It rained the whole time until we  hit the beach in Deep Cove and had loaded the boats. By the time we got home the sun even made an appearance and we went for a walk along the river.

The Sunday after was also pretty nice and sunny most of the day. I went for a hike from the Cypress Downhill area up to Hollyburn Mtn and down to the cross country parking lot were I met Jeff with the car who had roller skied up. The way up was much faster than down – due to distance. And I believe it rained in the evening so this one sure counted as a rainy day but who cares.

And the weekend before last was – I had almost forgotten – a sunny day of paddling, Oct 22. We did the Round Croker Island run in the double and beat our personal best by 8min. 2hrs51min for 33km. I was pretty sore after but we still went for a walk to enjoy more of the nice weather.

The Sunday we went fishing in the Valley. Weather was overcast and mostly dry but no fish even though we tried very hard. Water levels are either too low or too high in our favourite spots. So I spent more time taking pictures. It started raining just near the end of it, so again this counts as a rainy day.

Oct 15, 8 and 1 were all wet paddles. The only other sunny paddle was on Oct 10 but that day my head almost killed me. Click on the numbers to read previous posts in Oct.



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