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SparKayaking on Keuka

Monday, October 01, 2012

I had a good kayaking weekend!

Saturday I went to the Black River in Watertown, NY and played with friends in my whitewater play boat behind Maggie's. www.americanwhite
water.org/content/River/de
tail/id/1255/#rapid5224


Sunday I went in the OTHER direction, and paddled a sea kayak 14.4 miles from Branchport to Hammondsport with LESLIELENORE and her brother. Here's her blog post about the day: www.sparkpeople.c
om/mypage_public_journal_i
ndividual.asp?blog_id=5082838


Pictures and a GPS track, here:
www.everytrail.com/view_
trip.php?trip_id=1793228



They definitely had a LONG drive; unfortunately there aren't any lakes in the middle between us; if we want to paddle together one of us has to drive at least 3 hours.

It rained much of the day, but we all had fun, I think - at least I did! I agree with LESLIELENORE that it's nice to paddle with people who can keep up. In fact, they have much shorter, slower boats than I do and I felt like I really had to work, to keep pace with them. Seriously, if either of them acquires a QCC or an Epic racing boat, I don't think anyone will ever be able to keep up! Those two are STRONG paddlers.

I don't usually spend much time on calm water, and as a result I noticed something really cool that day I wouldn't have seen it if I were paddling my preferred rougher water. The lake was really smooth, and the raindrops would land, kind of bounce on the surface, and then sit there like tiny silver balls for a moment before merging with the lake water. It was neat watching that. I love being outside! And it's good to have friends who will provide a reason to get out of my usual zone to enjoy it.
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ILOVEMALI 10/16/2012 12:31PM

    This is so wonderful!

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TORTISE110 10/14/2012 3:58AM

    Great going. Have never gone so far!

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TINAJANE76 10/10/2012 7:13PM

    Sounds like a great time! I used to go rafting when I lived in the States and your description really makes me want to go again.
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WOLFKITTY 10/9/2012 10:48PM

    Ooooh... how awesome! I especially appreciate you sharing that fun little nature moment- I love those!! And we both know I'm no kayaking in NY, so I don't get to see it.

Living vicariously through you!! Sometimes that's what exciting, adventure friends are for! Heehee..

Hugs!
Jocelyn

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-SHOREIDO- 10/4/2012 5:33PM

    Good read! Sounds like you enjoyed every minute (well almost) : ) It's so good to read about how much enjoyment can be gained by maintaining our good health.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Gin

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/3/2012 3:09PM

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WATERMELLEN 10/2/2012 9:39PM

    What a lovely description of the rain water: I'll have to watch for that!

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DDOORN 10/2/2012 3:42PM

    Super to share our love of the outdoors with our fellow Sparkers, as we well know! :-)

Don

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KATHIC2 10/2/2012 8:31AM

  You inspire me to get out and play! I love to read about your adventures.

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NEW-CAZ 10/2/2012 3:13AM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

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LESLIELENORE 10/1/2012 9:42PM

    We look really good for having just paddled for over 4 hours in the rain! I had so much fun. We will have to do it again sometime!

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