A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

less kayak training

June 14, 2009
Emilie Phillips

We were planning on doing a full training paddle on thursday. There is a river with a twenty or so mile flat section that’s almost on the way back from work and reasonably close to the house. However, by thursday, I was still feeling a bit sick, and this whole week has been dreary and cold from a stuck front, so we chickened out. Friday the weather got a little bit better, but I was trying to make up time at work from being sick earlier in the week, so we did about half as much as the previous time.

Today we were going to try again for the ocean paddle out by Portsmouth NH that we had planned for last week. But at about 5:30 this morning when we got up, we decided to cancel. We were beat from a late friday night and an equally full saturday. And the forecast suggested a continuation of the night’s weather of thunderstorms and hard rain — not good conditions for paddling.

Somehow we need to buckle down and get more paddling in so that we can actually do the Blackburn.

River training the previous weekend.

Next up: the ocean.