“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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bad River

I went for an evening paddle last night. I put in at the causeway and paddled over to the mouth of the Bad River. I then began to continue upstream. The Bad River had a high turbidity... it seemed even higher than normal. I decided to turn around just before the second railroad bridge, so as to make it back home before it got too late. I ended up covering just over 6 miles. Again, I was carrying my camera mounted near the bow and set to interval shooting. I haven't stated this yet, but I also have secured a mounting plate for my gps to the kayak deck.

I also want to address a recent comment on pictures I uploaded to facebook. When I took a couple friends out in my tandem, you can see they are not wearing life jackets. They DID have life jackets in the boat. I always wear my life jacket, but I am not going to force any adult to wear one. They are adults capable of their own decisions.

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