Monday, January 12, 2009

It's All Good

So off to the Lake I went, as I was already packed for 3-4 days of kayaking and camping. What a wonderful time it turned out to be. I camped at Parkers Creek Campground at Jordan Lake, pretty much had it all to myself.

I paddled each day, all day, and then every evening Paul came and visited, brought dinner and desert, and we enjoy a few hours over a campfire, and an almost full moon, before he'd return home (only 30 minutes away). And, since I had an electric site, he also brought me a small electric heater for my tent. I was toasty and comfortable.

Paddling was great. It doesn't get any better, in a kayak and on the water.
There was lots of wind to work on my sailing skills with the Explorer and Pacific Action Sail (PAS). There is always a bit of a debate on the WaterTribe forum about rudders and sails. Clearly having a rudder would make it easier, and especially when trying to get a bit up into the wind. But it's certainly not required, and didn't take me too long to work the skeg to hold a compass course.

I've got another chance to try and hit the salt water in a couple of weeks with the Martin Luther King holiday coming up. So I'll just plan another little adventure.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Electric heater in the tent? Where's Paul when I'm out camping? LOL

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

nice pics... glad you got out there Dawn...