After a long drive from NH with an overnight pit stop in Ithaca, I made it to Rochester in time for Thursday night Rough Riders. Due to Big Purple's poor fuel economy when suspended in the air (the fuel economy on the water is infinite!), I was without my boat this weekend. This forced me to continue boat shopping by trying 3 new boats. For this paddle, Heather kindly lent me her beautiful low volume Romany. The deck is a lot lower on this boat than on my Valley Avocet, which made my legs fall asleep. My knees need their space! The Romany also has a much flatter hull (bottom) than my boat.
Just a quick post for the second paddle Ben and I did in Mt. Desert Island a couple weekends ago! We paddled north from Southwest Harbor into Somes Sound, riding the tide on the way in, and paddling a little bit against it on the way back. We stopped for lunch in Sargent Cove on the east side of the sound. On the way back, a thick fog seemed to be rolling in from the ocean, so rather than paddling around the island at the end of the sound, we headed back into the harbor.
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What's more important that being a good teaching assistant? How about a master's of engineering project? A full load of classes? My job?
That's right... kayaking!
My mother has graciously agreed to pay tuition for Ontario Greenland Camp as my birthday present this year. This is super exciting because I haven't really had a chance (other than a couple random pool sessions) to improve my Greenland paddling/rolling skills since sophomore year when I went down to Georgia for BCU Week, where Cheri Perry & Turner Wilson were holding seminars.
It's the first time they're holding this 3-day camp in September (10 -12th), so I'm not really sure what to expect, but hopefully I'll finally master a forward finishing roll! I was able to do it last time they taught me in one of those tiny Greenland kayaks, but promptly lost it.
And this time, I'll make sure my camera is charged!
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