Friday, June 24, 2011

A Weekend Off - Going Paddling

Life's been so busy I just haven't had much time to blog lately, but promise to get back to it soon.

I've mostly been biking weekends as David and I get ready for RAGBRI next month.  We're up to 50 mile rides, I think we'll be in good shape for the ride.

This weekend I'm taking a break and going down to the beach, an ocean-side paddle from Swansboro to Beaufort.  A long first day, paddling 28 miles out Bogue Inlet, up Emerald Isle, across Beaufort Inlet, and camping on Shackleford Island at Cape Lookout.  Sunday we'll paddle another 13 miles over to Harkers Island.   I'll have my SPOT on, you can track me here

Of course I'll have my Flat Earth Kayak Sail with me, as we're expecting some great winds 10-15 kts SW.

Picture below is from our Currituck Sound Paddle that I did a few weeks ago.  The big sand dune in front of us is Jokey's Ridge of the Wright Brothers fame.  That's me with my FEK sail below, paddling (very easily) next to my friend Jay.