The weather and water were finally warm enough this past Saturday for Paddling Buddy Dave and I to paddle some 14+ miles at more of a workout pace than we’ve been doing, with deference to risky temperatures prior.
When we got to the usual hole where we normally turnaround so we don’t scrape bottom, I decided the water was high enough and the weather warm enough to take a little risk and, after surfing an eddy for a bit, paddle up through some rapids that we’ve never before done in composite boats and then turn around a bit upstream in current to test my skills.
Upon reflection, I was amazed at what I can now do in one of these long, skinny boats that I didn’t have the skills (or nerve!) to do just a few years ago.
We captured two different views to document the event.
See you on April 24 at the Little D on the Monocacy race.