“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay

"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner

"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Farm Island

Hey everyone! This past Sunday I decided to explore the opposite side of Farm Island than what the Pierre Kayak Club explored in early April. I put-in at one of my favorite spots, the boat ramp at the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail on Farm Island. I like this spot because it is seldom used. I think I have seen one person fishing off the ramp and one other kayaker use it. I have never seen a motorized boat use it (probably just jinxed it too). It is on the far left side of the map btw.
The Saturday before wind gusts were in the 40s, I believe. It wasn't so bad on Sunday; gusts were in the 20s!

Below is a picturesque (somewhat anyway) picnic shelter on Farm Island.
I thought this tree looked kind of neat and stood out from the rest of the scene.
A picture as we return to the boat ramp where we began the paddle.
I believe the trip ended up at around 6.5 miles total.

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