Marian and I hemmed and hawed about whether or not we’d bring our sea kayaks to Twillingate this time. In the end, we decided to bring our canoe…a 16 foot Esquif Prospecteur…because we’re doing a canoe trip on the Main River in a few weeks. I checked out the topo maps before leaving the city and thought I’d spotted a few ponds that we could drop our boat into…maybe even a few ponds we could portage between to create a longer adventure…
We set out, planning to check out the first few ponds but it turns out they were signed as “no boating” because they are part of the Twillingate watershed. Fair enough. So were the next three ponds. And the next one. And the one around the corner. We had one option left and expected it to be off limits as well but there were no signs along its shore and none along the little road we used to access it.
A quick carry to the pond and voila…a pocket adventure on Moses Pond. The wind gave us a gentle push up the pond and then we got a bit of a work-out beating back against the wind. We then hung out a bit paddling in the lee along the west edge of the pond.
The sky was blue, the sun was out, the wind kept the flies at bay…it doesn’t get much better than this.
A short, sweet canoe paddling adventure right here in Twillingate! As you can see from the photos, a fine bit of barrens landscape paddling.