Kicking off Labor Day weekend the right way


I paddled the James River with Paddling Buddy Shelli today from Howardsville to Scottsville.  It was a beautiful day and we encountered hundreds of people out on tubes and kayaks also enjoying this glorious day.

We were even treated to an impromptu cliff diving competition.

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At some point we bumped into another group of local paddlers, The River City Paddledawgs, and we chatted with them for a while before paddling on.  They seem like a great bunch of folks.

The last time I paddled into the boat ramp in Scottsville was during the 2017 James River Rundown, as it was the 70-mile mark and a mandatory overnight stay.

It was great to get there today under much more relaxed circumstances.

A huge shout out to the ACPD for policing our community and keeping nuisance drivers off the road.  Thank you ACPD!


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