The neighborhood holds a cookout and airplane rides and fun every July 4th. I was looking forward to the fun. But after Friday’s dismal performance paddling, we needed to go back out. This time we just went to Essex bay since it is closer. This time we set out without a goal to cover distance, but rather play around with finding the stability points on the boat.
The day ended up absolutely gorgeous. It was the first sunny day in a long while. We took plenty of stops to stretch. We only went 13 miles, but we managed to feel much more comfortable in the boat. We didn’t even have any issues fighting the 15 knot wind on the way back. So, it seems that if we’re relaxed, make sure the boat is comfortable, and limber up with some stretching, we should be ok for the race. We’ve got one more week to practice.