Monday, January 25, 2010

Icy Waters

Yes, we did in fact go out and paddle today!  We made the trip down to Allegan and paddled on the lake.
I'll have to say that the lake was a lot bigger than I thought and it was a great paddling location.  I can't wait to try it out in some warmer conditions.

There is a nice launching spot East of M-40, across from the public shooting range.  Once we got on the water there was quite a wind for the first stretch of our journey, but we stuck to the shore and has some pretty nice water.  The scenery was great too, we witnessed a bald eagle in flight, pretty cool.

Jim was nice enough to bring out some demo boards and let us try them all out.
So, we were donned in our warm gear, ranging from no wetsuit, a 3:2, a 6:5, and a drysuit.
Jim always seems to be the brave one.  Although no one fell in, there's some sort of mental security
from wearing a wetsuit when there's ice on the water your paddling on.

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