They did it; they paddled the Ottawa River with “only” 43 degrees and a 19 mph westerly wind in their face!
Three of the six kayakers launched from the HP Landing as planned at 1pm, except some were so anxious that they left before the agreed launch time. It didn’t take long for the later three to ketch-up with the others, who were headed towards Suder Ave Bridge.
The wind and current was so strong, that at one point, Scott notice with all the paddling they were doing, they were still in front of the same brown house on Shoreland! Since they weren’t making any headway, they turned around and head back to the landing, which turned out to be a good idea. As they neared the landing, the water had blown out to where there was just enough water to paddle back to the landing!
All enjoyed the time out on the water and were talking about next weekend, New Year’s Day! So if the weather cooperates, we will do either a New Year’s Eve or Day (Saturday/Sunday) paddle, check back Saturday to find out the latest!