Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Paddle magic

It's been a blissful couple of days paddling after work this week. The heavy rain (finally) we had on Friday has cleared the air, and with Autumn slowly creeping in, vistas seem fresher. It really is a lovely time of the year.

It's still a comfortable C25 degrees (75F or so), so we're not yet encumbered with heavy clothing. And the lake temperature is slowly cooling, which makes it a bit more refreshing as hands are dipped with the Greenland paddle style.

I've managed about 12 miles on each outing, so feel I'm getting a pretty good workout. The last couple of miles back to the put in has been against a stiff breeze, so I've made a wee detour, heading right into the wind and lake chop to take advantage of a tight reach to finish the evening off with. Invariably the wind has decided to die out just as the sail's raised...

I'm still very happy with the new deck layout for the Pacific Action Sail's sheets, and next week it should be even better, as I'm having a special base for the masts made for me in California and it's due to arrive then - not in time, sadly, for this weekend's trip to the coast.

That's assuming I get to paddle next week... FliesWithKiwiBird and the wee one are back from San Diego on Tuesday. Can't wait.


Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Leave a note on the ice box- Out paddling!!! :-)

Kristen said...

And then there may be a reciprocal note left on the front door - "Gone back to San Diego. Dog ate your dinner."