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Take Me To The Wide Open Waters!


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Although the weather was VERY intimidating earlier today (heavy showers!), four VERY fortunate members of SparkPeople persisted and we DID IT! And did we ever have a BLAST!

Between the four of us, we had THREE counties represented...by myself as one of the Binghamton SparkTeam leaders, the co-leaders of the Ithaca SparkTeam (ORIGAMIFREAK & CARRIE1948) and one of the Syracuse SparkTeam leaders (KRISLEEB & her daughter)! The rain dwindled to nothing so Mother Nature smiled on us...(I think I have to give some credit to ROYALETBONE & her 'anti-rain' dance...lol!).

It was only my second time kayaking, but I LOVED it...broke out into the wide open waters of Cayuga Lake with Cornell and the Ithaca community surrounding the lake. I saw BIG FISH just leaping outta the water, ducks & geese skimming and skipping across the water as they were either landing or taking off...

My arms got a super workout...feeling it now...! :-)

ORIGAMIFREAK brought her camera in a waterproof case and we were able to capture some super pics! Check 'em out!

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We met another fellow kayaker who was kind enough to take a number of the pics...also filled him in on SparkPeople...hey, ya never know...lol!

For me, one of the most gratifying parts of this journey I've been on since joining SparkPeople has been to finally do ALL those things I've allowed to pass me by earlier on in my life...this is the stuff that I find SO MOTIVATING! Reclaiming my LIFE! Woo hoo! :-)

Hoping to organize another kayaking event later this month...YES!

Hoping this finds everyone on the tail end of a most SPARK-FILLED weekend!

Don

PS...We're doing it AGAIN at Whitney Point August 30th...anyone interested in joining us...? Check out this message thread! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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TRAINOF4 8/3/2009 11:40PM

    I'm not a water person, but that sounds really great. Hope your arms are feeling a bit better this evening - wooo! Great pics emoticon

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ZIRCADIA 8/3/2009 4:57PM

    I WANT TO GO KAYAKING!!!!!!!!!!! :D That looks soooooo fun!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/3/2009 12:43PM

    Yep, it was lots of fun. Although I live around here, I hadn't been in Cayuga lake before. I usually go on Seneca lake because it's near my house.

The artificial shoals on the side of the channel between the red lights surprised me! Nothing like suddenly running aground in the middle of nowhere and hearing Things scraping along the bottom of your month-old boat...
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P.S. It was technically 4 counties represented (but 3 spark teams), since I live in Seneca Co and Carrie lives in Tompkins Co (Ithaca/Fingerlakes theoretically could cover as many as 6 counties. I'm not sure what the actual number is from where all our members live.)
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ZELLAZM 8/3/2009 6:44AM

    This looks like fun - I may see about doing some canoeing while I'm in FL! Thanks for the good travel wishes...I'm looking forward to my trip!

Blessings
Michelle

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ROYALETBONE 8/3/2009 3:13AM

    Cayuga & you look good together.
I'm obsessed with getting my paper mache kayak into the water... but trying to make sure she will be usable more than a couple of times. I love to kayak!

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THANIA1 8/3/2009 2:02AM

    awesome , looks like you had lots of fun.

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OUTDOORGIRL70 8/2/2009 11:21PM

    Don..... Glad you had a lot of fun. Now you need to learn how to fly fish. We go out in pontoon boats which is as much fun as Kayaking.



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SASSYCHRIS1952 8/2/2009 11:13PM

    Oh boy! You DID go! I'm glad you had a great time!

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