“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

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Yesterday I went kayaking with a newbie/friend who first went out in his new boat with the Pierre Kayak Club in May. We just put in at the causeway and paddled upstream a ways.

On our way upstream, we took a couple of detours. The "A" marks a canal system in the Marion Gardens development. A new canal system for a future development was just put in to the north of it. With a high of 80 degrees, the river was busy with personal watercraft, fisherman, tubers, and just people lazing on their pontoon boats.

We admired some of the expensive houses along the river; this one has always been one of my favorites.

Another site I like is this Tiki bar on someone's private dock. Though it's never open ;)
Also, in all of m Missouri River paddling, yesterday is the first time I passed underneath the railroad bridge while a train went by overhead. I was proud of Scruff, the sound didn't seem to scare him.
Ended up paddling just over 7 miles yesterday. But that wasn't all. I completed my trifecta. I ran in the morning (~4 miles) and I took my mountain bike onto La Frambiose Island for a couple of loops. I didn't have my gps along but I did about 7.5 miles on the Island plus the ride to the Island and back home, which totaled at least 5 miles.
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