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First family kayak outing of 2013

I finally got everyone out together for the first paddle of 2013 at Lake Redman. It was a gorgeous day… a bit blustery at first, but it calmed down and was sunny and warm. We rafted up and had lunch on the water, letting ourselves drift wherever the wind took us (it didn’t take us very far). I also had some fun feeding saltines to the gulls.

A few sample pictures…

Lori and MeganFeeding the gullsMegan along the shore

Here’s the link to the full album: Digital Chum Gallery | First 2013 Family Paddle

Seriously? Snow NOW?!

I’m ready to be back on the water…

Melt, dammit! Melt!

Kayak Ice Crunching

Saturday, I headed out with my Jackson Journey 14 kayak to a local lake and found the boat launch area completely frozen over. I tried to break through (someone else had already tried), but the ice was about an inch thick and I didn’t make much more progress than the previous boater.

I headed to another part of the lake and found most of the lake to be open water (the boat launch area was sheltered and didn’t get much sun, which explains why it was frozen over and most of the rest of the lake wasn’t), so I got a good day of paddling in, but there was enough ice around that I had a bit of fun crunching through it… as shown in the video clips below.