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Ferry, Surf, Repeat

It’s a great way to paddle 30' of river and never get bored.

It was Super Bowl Sunday, and the only trip I could find was two hours away and meeting at noon, which meant that I would miss most of the pre-game fun. I wasn’t up for that, so I decided to hit one of my local play-spots instead - a small ledge below the Martin Street Bridge on the Blackstone River that is perfect for practicing ferries with my flatwater boat – about an hour-and-a-half compressed into three minutes.

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  • Looks like a good workout.

  • I love sections like this. They're like a liquid treadmill. [Floatmill? Paddlemill?]

  • Treadwater
    Ferryland

  • edited February 5

    You might say he is paddling to nowhere! ;)

  • Fun! Noticed the jogger who went by wearing a t-shirt. Weather must have been nice which makes it all the better.

  • Nice offside work.

    Those gentle riffles are great fun & good training.

  • @rival51 said:
    Nice offside work.

    I have to agree. In my previous life as a canoeist I always had trouble with that. He makes it look pretty smooth and effortless.

  • edited February 6

    @Rookie said:
    Fun! Noticed the jogger who went by wearing a t-shirt. Weather must have been nice which makes it all the better.

    There is a bike path that runs along the river there - Sunday was in the mid-40's. Yesterday it hit the mid-60's for the Patriots parade yesterday.

  • @rival51 said:
    Nice offside work.

    Those gentle riffles are great fun & good training.

    Thanks. I have a couple of park-and-play spots nearby depending on the water level. This one happens to be good for my flatwater boat. Treadwater - I like that.

  • nice job with the camera angles- looking out from shoreline, looking over the bow, and aimed right at you- it kept it interesting to watch. My favorite shot is the last one where you were heading back toward shore and toward the camera.

  • Great video !
    Thanks for sharing

  • @tdaniel said:
    nice job with the camera angles - it kept it interesting to watch.

    Thanks - another way to try to make a boring surf session interesting - speed it up

    All practice for when you try to do it for real - somewhat successful attempt here:

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