Oh, this is old now. Week 8, the last week our summer Paddler's Challenge was 3 weeks ago now. September 6. We finished with a poker run in Sechelt Inlet. What? A poker run.
We started out at Halfmoon Sea Kayaks on Sechelt Inlet (their second location). We each picked one card before we launched.
Then we paddled out to Poise Island and pulled up a trap. In the trap was a deck of cards, and we each blind picked another card.
From Poise Island we paddled to someone's house, I don't remember whose, to get our next card. Some poor chickie was standing on the shoreline waiting for us all to paddle by. We were kind of spread out, so I hope she didn't have to hang round too long.
Our next destination was directly across the Inlet on the beach at the Provincial campground. Two more friendly souls were patiently waiting for everyone.
It was't a race, the winner was the best hand not to the first to get back. The water was calm. We took our time paddling back. We had one more stop to make at the white boat. Yeah, that's helpful. There's a whole bunch of white boats in the inlet.
Before we found the white boat, we found a smack of jellyfish. Yep a group of jellyfish is called a smack. Did you know that? I didn't. Virginia did. I learnt something new. The smack of jellyfish was pretty cool. There were so many of them. It was hard work pushing my paddle through them.
Virginia got a really awesome video of them. Check it out.
Finally found the white boat. In the end it was easy to find - Cam and Shannon from Halfmoon Sea Kayaks were standing at the stern, passing cards down to us. The card Cam gave me sucked, he wouldn't let me give it back.
Back at shore we loaded up our kayaks and then headed to the Lighthouse Pub to celebrate the end of the challenge. I did not win. I had 3 of a kind, but lots of people had better hands. I did win a pack of playing cards - with kayaks on them.
We also received our t-shirts. Must remember I do not need an XL in unisex tees. I can almost wear it as a dress. It's a tad long.
I am so glad I decided to join the Paddler's Challenge back in July. I got to paddle to some fantastic places that I wouldn't have gone on my own. I've also made some great new friends who I hope I keep in touch with no matter where I end up.