Thrushes and Epoxy

June 28, 2019 – Today I went birding for the first time in over a month. I walked through the town and then out to the ferry terminal and back. I’ve birded each day when paddling, but it was not my primary activity. I didn’t see or hear anything unusual, although Sibley categorizes Swainson’s Thrushes as uncommon here. He needs to update that, for I have heard a Swainson’s Thrush at every single beach on which I have camped this entire trip.

I also began the repair work on BABS. All cracks are filled and drying. Because it’s hanging around 12-13 degrees here, it will take a couple of days to cure, so tomorrow I am borrowing one of the Lodge’s kayaks to do some exploring. Drybag repairs are also underway. It’s impressive how many little tears and holes some have picked up. The primary culprit is squishing them in through that tiny bow hatch opening. I’d like to have a chat with the folks who designed it.

An overcast but rain-free day with no wind. Tomorrow is expected to be about the same. Good paddling weather.

That’s 138 miles to Port Hardy. That would be a nice mini-trip some future summer.
Ravens rule the roost here. Or at least this one rules the rubbish bin. These ravens seem larger than the ones back home.

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kyleenaustin

I am passionate about outdoor exploration. In the recent years I have discovered how much more I can experience from a kayak. I am a professional musician and own a dairy where we produce raw milk, butter and cheeses. My son tells me I have "too much on my plate". He is correct, but I wouldn't live life any other way.

2 thoughts on “Thrushes and Epoxy

    1. Landing on and taking off from barnacle-covered rocky beaches. I do my best to minimize the contact, but I’ve slipped a couple of times and I think that’s when it got the cracks.

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