“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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Night Paddle

After work I went for a run and then picked up a pizza at Papa Murphy's for supper. The plan was to eat and then go out for an evening paddle. Problem is I dosed off on my couch for 30 or 45 minutes. The next thing I know it is 8:00 PM. I started gathering up some paddling gear, figuring that I would at least drive down to the causeway before making a decision. Still being a little drowsy, I didn't get down to the causeway until 8:45 PM. I some how managed to convince myself to go out anyway.

I put my beacon on the back of the boat and wore a headlamp on my hat; though I only used the beacon. I ended up paddling downstream from the causeway to the Bad River, looping upstream to the railroad bridge, and returning to the causeway. Distance covered was 3 miles. I always like how tranquil the water is at night. If I didn't go into work at 7 AM, I might have stayed out until it was darker. But I managed some decent pictures.

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