A sunny afternoon, a day off of work and a horse needing some rest after climbing up and down mountains left me no choice but to throw the kayak in the rack and hit the water. No clouds in the sky made for a sunny paddle and bursts of light reflected off the top of the water. It was a bit windy, which did not allow for any complacency on my part. A break from paddling and I would find myself losing ground, pushed to shore or turned in the opposite direction. It made for a great upper body workout.
It was also my first solo trip. Confirming that getting the boat on and off the car, into the water and on my way would not be a problem without a second set of hands to help with the heavy lifting or awkwardness of the boat. All in all it was a spectacular trip and I’m glad I got it in, because as our night temperatures get colder and colder the water temps will continue to drop and I suspect my time for being on the water will be put on hold until the Spring.