Day Two: Partridge Lake to Hydro Field (ish)

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weather: Sunny. Light breeze. High of 14 degrees Celsius. Low of -3 degrees.

Distance: ~18km

Our main day of paddling brought everything from quiet contemplation over a strong cup of coffee to being thankful for my drysuit to laughing with new friends over a ridiculous dinner and a cozy campfire to end the day.

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Day 1: Put-In to Partridge Lake

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015

Weather: Sunny. High of 19 degrees Celsius. Low of 0 degrees.

Distance: ~9km

Holy cow did the day ever start early: Justin (Wild Adventures Canada) picked me up at 5:30AM. Nothing like meeting someone for the first time while groggy.

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Little Rouge Creek

I fell asleep last night to a familiar feeling: my body swaying as if aboard a boat. It happens every year. I get on the water for the first time – be it rowing an 8-woman shell on the Charles, a sail boat on the Boston Harbor, a kayak on Georgian Bay, or a canoe in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park – and I become one with the boat.

Yesterday’s one-with-boat experience came courtesy of my friend David’s (The Passionate Paddler) Esquif Mistral (*sniff* long live, Esquif). So how is it, you ask, that I ended up paddling on Easter Sunday in between the snowflakes? It started with this e-mail: + Read More

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