“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, January 13, 2010

January Paddle

I took a couple of hours of annual leave to go paddling with John Adler today. The high today was 40 degrees; the wind was calm. It had been two months since either of us had paddled thanks to a bitter December. John's every month streak ended at 3o months and I missed the second straight December. I managed to leave my gps in my pickup but John had his and said we covered about 2.5 miles. I also came to the conclusion that neoprene is great... I stayed plenty warm on the water.