“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, March 22, 2011

March 21

I needed to take yesterday off from running, because I pushed out nearly 12 miles with my dog on Sunday. So, I decided to go for a paddle yesterday afternoon. Essentially, I did a similar route as on Friday. I paddled upstream for a bit and then came back downstream. I began/ended at the causeway boat ramp. The normal wind was not bad, but the gusts (combined with the water temperature) made me question my decision. I never felt uncomfortable or unstable out there and I was dressed for submersion though. Again, I tracked the route with Endomondo on my phone:

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 18

I met two other paddlers at the causeway for a brief paddle upstream. Sol was paddling an inflatable kayak from Advanced Elements and Dave was paddling his new Folbot Kodiak. I tried out a new neoprene Snapdragon sprayskirt. My Kokatat nylon skirt doesn't grip my boat tight enough. No pictures since I forgot to grab my camera. I did track the paddle with the Endomondo app. on my phone.