Kayaking – February 8, 2015

With a pleasant break in the weather and temperatures approaching 60 degrees, Dennis and I decided that a kayak outing was in order.  We originally planned for some flat water up at Hueston Woods since I was going to be making the maiden voyage in a new boat.  To our dismay though, Acton Lake was still completely frozen!

We opted for one of our “old reliable” runs, and put in on the GMR at Combs Park for a short paddle up the GMR and up Four Mile Creek (FMC) to the Seven Mile Ave bridge.  We had a bit of a wind, which kicked up some chop, but otherwise it was an enjoyable paddle.  The grey day and dead vegetation didn’t do much for the scenic value of the trip, but it was relaxing anyway!

As I mentioned above, this was to be the maiden voyage of the new Jackson Cruise 12 I recently acquired.  It’s the colorful one in the pictures.   Dennis decided he wanted to give my other boat a go, so he paddled my Eagle Run.  Even though I demoed the Jackson before purchase, I wasn’t sure about the sit-on-top until this run.  I’m hooked.  The seat was amazing.  The boat is very stable, and I could easily paddle it all day.

I just need a longer paddle.  The 230cm I have currently is a bit too short.

A few pictures:

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