This is the last row before The Vancouver Sun & Province Kennedy Heights Printing Plant shuts down and I retire.
I have worked my last shift. Today is the last day of the plant. A good day to go rowing.
High water and not much tide change for the row.
This is the tide chart for the Pitt River (Fenton):
This close-up of the chart shows the small slough I hope to explore, North of Grant Narrows Point. The chart shows the slough connecting back to Grant Narrows NW of the Widgeon Creek Lodge. I hope to row around the point.
Google Earth picture of the North Slough.
My reciept for the boat launch. A bargain at $10.00
Rowing away from the boat launch
I will row Gwragedd Annwn backwards into the slough so I can see better. Also a little change of pace for the old arm muscles.
I push Gwragedd Annwn over the beaver works and press on. For a while, the channel looks as if it may go through.
Progress on the GPS. The way is too blocked and shallow for Gwragedd Annwn to continue. The white lines show the navigable(?) channels.
This branch is over 3′ higher than the water. How did the beavers get to it? Does the water level get a lot higher than it is now? Three feet higher?
A clam on the mudflats. They form the largest negatively accreting delta in the world, and Pitt Lake is the second largest fresh water tidal lake in the world.
The view up lake. The mudflats are quite extensive here. The water is not much more than a foot deep here. I would not want to try walking here. Looks a little too muddy.
Lets have a look at the chart again, and try the South enterance to the North Slough.
The South entrance to the North Slough. I will try and see how far in I can get with Gwragedd Annwn.
A good way to spend my last day before retirement.