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Offline ChristianG

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
Interesting... Level is around 59.9 m according to [http://www.ottawariver.ca/river-levels-flows.php].

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 01:08:14 PM »
Just to let everyone know, apparently the NCC says that bates island is officially closed indefinitely, so it might be good to put in on the ontario side and paddle over to the way.

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 12:14:01 PM »
Not working on my computer either, though it did work Saturday (and I think I recall it working yesterday as well).

Unfortunately can't make it out to paddle tonight - have fun! I'll be looking at houses, including one on Clearview just a couple of blocks from Champlain Bridge. If I can convince my wife to do the extra bike ride from there (~7:30 pm), then we'll stop by Bate Island for a look.

I still wore my drysuit yesterday, but the water's definitely warmed up.

Cheers,

Stefan

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 10:33:43 AM »
Is it just my connection, but Environment Canada Water Office gauge website is offline? --C.

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 10:14:22 AM »
I will go after work today Monday. No more dry suit? Looks like the high levels broke the gauges! Can't access the water level website!

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 11:57:43 AM »
Happy spring, everyone. My first time on the forum, and I should have gone on yesterday before I headed to Champlain.

The sawhorses were still there at the entries to Bate Island, but the ones at the northbound entry and the southbound exits had been moved aside so people could enter. There were a fair amount of people on the island but not a paddler in sight. I hope someone's going out today, because the wave looked quite nice, and I always want at least one other paddler around at Bate, just in case :)

I'll bet the wave is even better today.

Anyone thinking of going out today?

Cheers,

Stefan

Champlain Bridge is closed due to high water level.
Meet directly at Whispers at 7pm.

See you there!

Paul:-)

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 06:31:59 PM »
Champlain Bridge is closed due to high water level.
Meet directly at Whispers at 7pm.

See you there!

Paul:-)

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »
Bill posted as I was about to see if anyone would be at Whispers tonight, haven't seen any CdBers for months. In March June & I were in Cape Town for my 109km bike race with 35,000 registrants that didn't happen because the infamous SE wind ("Cape Doctor") blew at 100+kph not 50kph, race cancelled for all. 3 Elite riders in hospital within 38 minutes. Watch "CTCT flying bikes like kites" on YouTube. But we're registered for Sunday 11 March 2018 if we want.

We cycled to Hog's Back in yesterday afternoon's beaut warm sunny weather, took videos of RAGING waterfalls, will show you tonight. Not for any w-w kayaker!

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 05:21:59 PM »
A group of us will be going to Champlain around 6 and heading over to Whispers after (May 11)

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 12:08:51 PM »
I will definitely be there.

It's been way too long since I've seen my paddling friends.

Paul :-)

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 11:43:46 AM »
Too bad about the wave. We'll see what next week has in store for us.

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 11:30:31 AM »
Well, if there is no paddling, we can still be at whispers to make weekend plans

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 07:42:40 AM »
I was there on Tuesday and the first wave was completely green. The second wave was barely breaking and very hard to catch/stay on with the play boat. The guy who was on the SUP was able to get some nice soul surfs on the first wave so maybe it's good enough for a longer kayak.

I'm out for tonight but I will most likely be there as soon as the level goes back to 59.95m or below.

Elizabeth

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 07:35:36 AM »
Won't be able to make it tonight.

Apparently the wave is totally washed out.

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Re: Thursday is Paddling at Champlain Bridge Club Night
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 07:11:14 AM »
Sounds like a plan.  Question is, what boat to bring?  Perhaps a sea kayak?