Friday, September 7, 2012

Kayaking in Deep Cove

This past weekend, I hit the waters in Deep Cover with a fellow road tripper for an afternoon kayaking adventure ... er more like canoe adventure. I'm extremely terrified of the idea of being stuck in a kayak when it flips over, so we chose to ride in style with a canoe. My huge fear of drowning didn't help the situation much, but we had an awesome time out on the water (and it really wasn't as bad as I had expected).

 
We rented our canoe from Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak just in the bay area, and had just enough time to circle some private islands before our hour was up. I'm super happy I finally got to experience the beautiful waters of Deep Cove, as it seems everyone in Vancouver is talking about it, and I seemed to be the only one who's never been before. 

The people at the rental place were really helpful in telling us about the tides, which way to go in the water, and how long/distance between attraction points and the beach area. We chose just to float around the private island, and make our way over to Jug Island near the Coquitlam side before heading back to the beach area. 



















During our canoing adventure, we were fortunate enough to come across a sea otter floating in the bay area of Deep Cove. We spent the last bit of our canoe rental time following the sea otter around the bay, watching and observing it. What a treat to see this sea otter in it's natural habitat.
















Our picture quality isn't the best from our adventure, as we had brought waterproof disposable cameras with us to help capture the fun memories without wrecking our expensive nice cameras from water damage. 

Up next on our summer adventures, hiking Quarry Rock.

Have you been kayaking in Deep Cove, or climbed Quarry Rock before? Leave your comment below and share your experience with us. 


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