Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another week, and cold again

Last week it was in the 80's.  Yesterday started with sleet and snow, but cleared up in time for the paddle.
A stiff onshore breeze left me wondering if a seal landing on the road would work.

Starting at Shelburne Farms and heading north, there was a lot of reflected wave action.  Not the most friendly for non-waterproof cameras, but there were a couple of opportunities on the return.
There's really a 15 foot kayak behind this wave:

This is the same stretch as the video, from the water side:

The jinxing power of suggestion: There's been a thread on drysuit vs wetsuit on the qajaqusa forum, so to demonstrate the faults of each, I tore my neck gasket taking off my drysuit after the paddle. Dave (wearing a wetsuit) got knocked over by a wave getting out of his kayak and affirmed that it would be most uncomfortable if he had to stay in the water for more than a few minutes.

Monday, April 05, 2010

One week and 60 degrees warmer

Strong south winds, so what we were breathing was probably in Carolina a couple of days earlier.  80+ degrees and sunny though the water is still in the mid 30's.

5 of us showed at Ferrisburg town beach and headed south before crossing to the NY side  The Palisade on split rock mountain had this waterfall, good for a cool-off.

The waterfall water was somewhat warm, but the lake is still 35ish, so still dry or wetsuit weather.  That came off at the lunch stop.