You know how it is sometimes, when you want to go paddling but there’s too much wind. And when you want to go sailing, but there’s too little wind…A happy compromise is on a perfect Spring day with steady light breezes to “Sail when you can, paddle when you must.” I left home the big unfinished tanbark sail, knowing the beat up old little tarp would be just enough to propel and tack with. And a small rig with small spars, make’s life easy when you want to paddle up small shallow streams after the wind dies down.
Looks like a great day. It is nice when the wind and weather cooperate for once - I had one training paddle this past winter like that; no wind on the way out, then a nice tailwind for sailing back. It doesn’t happen often!