Short, Sweet Summer Paddling & Squaller Dollars!

Time is short, so is summer – and we have two trips we want you to jump on. So much so that if you book now (www.whitesquall.com) we’ll give you $25 in SQUALLER DOLLARS to spend on anything your heart desires in our outfitting shop. Now you can get that pair of Darn Tough socks you always dreamed of. They never wear out – guaranteed – just like my jokes. For eg., A bear walks into a bar with blood on his foot and says: “Who Shot My PAW!”

Beginners Sea Kayak Youth Adventure

All Young Paddlers 12 & UP. Our Youth Adventure heads out July 4-7 led by Hannah Goodings, a summer camp counsellor and Squall sea kayak guide. . Imagine swimming, sleeping out in a tent ,eating great meals and paddling in the prettiest island waters anywhere. A fine way to start your summer holiday. No experience needed – Call right now for more info (705) 342-5324. ($395) https://www.whitesquall.com/youth-adventure-trip/

Calling First Timers and Anyone Else for a Weekend Getaway!

Experience sparkling waters, sun-warmed rock & pine clad islands in the comfort of a touring sea kayak. Our guides are excited to teach you all you need to know to camp and paddle safely. We’ll then head out of Snug Harbour to an island camp where you can kick back and enjoy a Georgian Bay summer.

July 7-9 – Call 705-3423-5324

https://www.whitesquall.com/first-timers-trip/

Weather or Not, Here we GO!

If you’re like the rest of the province, this lovely weather is a source of coffee conversation and consternation and constipation – day after day after day. But it’s also time for a head check sports fans – if we were living out on either coast, then wet, wacky and wind would be just words and we would get out and enjoy what each day brings. Just give ‘er, you can sleep when you’re dead.

Franklin Challenge Rocks

The First Annual Franklin Challenge was a wet, windy and stormy success with 80 paddlers taking on the coast of Franklin Island this past Sunday. The youngest paddler was Jada Jean Utas – 4 years old!

Nine year old Sam Mason of Nobel was the youngest paddler to complete the circumnavigation (20km) in a solo kayak – a remarkable feat, and most likely a record, as nobody knows of anyone younger who as accomplished that. Over $19,000 was raised for Treetops Community Forest, thanks to remarkable generosity from the entire community! The Challenge organizers want to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and particularly Gilly’s of Snug Harbour for hosting this event. Carling Marine Rescue, Canadian Coast Guard and the OPP Marine Unit were all in attendance to patrol the waters and keep everyone safe. It was truly a community-wide effort – on and off the water! 

That’s all she wrote folks, so get out and hike, paddle, bike – or just smell the roses – winter will be here soon enough and we have a fine summer ahead of us!