“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

Friday, April 8, 2011

First La Framboise Island Circumnavigation of the Year

After getting a good run in with my dog, Indy, I decided I needed to start paddling to get into shape for the South Dakota Kayak Challenge. The sun came out for the first time today as I was driving down to the causeway. I chose to complete my first circumnavigation of La Framboise Island tonight. It went well. Nothing of significance to take a picture of though. The water seemed plenty high and I had a head wind in the teens (mph) for the first half of the paddle, but it was at my back later. The air temperature was around 50 degrees. Some stats from Endomondo:

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