October 10, 2010
Paddle Training Day
Four of us met early on Saturday for a day of paddle training. Started off cool and foggy when we put in at the Hwy Y bridge over the Cuivre River. It warmed up and got sunny by the time we made it to the Mississippi. Found a few big cruiser boats and even a barge threw up some big wakes to play in. We paddled down past the Grafton Ferry and into Dardenne Creek for a pickup at the Hwy B bridge. We ended up paddling almost 5 hrs and covered just over 18 miles. The kayaks, paddles and gear all worked great, no one had any problems. One of our group was even kind enough to demonstrate how NOT to reenter the kayak after we pulled in for a short break.