Thursday, July 1, 2010

ADK Paddle - Norrie Point to Vanderburgh Cove and Back

Dave Webber led the ADK Wednesday evening paddle from Norrie Point on 6/30.
Four of us, Russ Faller, Mike Pettigrew, Marshall Seddon and Jean-Claude (last name ?) joined Dave for this paddle.  We launched about 6:00 PM from the launch next to the conservation center.
Paddling up river was very smooth until we rounded Norrie point where we headed into a 5 - 10 knot head wind and waves that were constant 1 - 3 ft.  We went up river to Vanderburgh Cove about 3 miles away and averaged 3.8 miles per hour.  We entered the cove where the water was very calm and had some drinks and snacks.  Then we headed back out into the river and back to Norrie point.  The wind was at our back but the waves were coming from the starboard side which we rolled over and made paddling interesting.
We arrived back at about 8:00 before dark.
All in all it was a great paddle and a good time was had by all.  The only problem was that Marshall had to figure out how to go slow enough so we could keep up with him :-)

Here are a few pictures.  Nothing came out too well but it gives you a little idea of the paddle.

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