Monday, May 19, 2008

Out on the water

I finally got my kayak out on the water this weekend. Once in the Hood Canal and again off the dock in Allyn. the Hood canal trip was from Potlatch to the Skohomish river outlet About two miles on the road not sure how far I paddled but for the first time out this year I was wiped out by the time I got back to the car. It took me awhile to be able to load the kayak on the rack. I like Potlatch they have a hose and cold shower to rinse off in. I had a seal bark at me while I was on the canal he was behind me so I couldn't turn to see him or her.

The Allan put in spot didn't seem as nice, the tide was out and I had to fight the wind coming back. The waves were high enough that I didn't want to have them catch me wrong so I had to paddle into the wind till I got past the dock then quickly turn around and run with the waves back to the dock. I didn't see any place to wash up though there was a bathroom there. The only thing of note on the Allyn run was the oyster workers loading up their barge with sacks of oysters and hauling them back to the dock.

That I managed to take two trips with out rolling the kayak was pretty good since it been awhile. The second time out my arms where starting to get used to the stroke. If I can get out there every weekemd I should be ready for an over night paddle in the San Jaun's by August.

1 comment:

Minerva Studios said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.