I managed to get out for a short paddle during the snow storm that hit the DC area yesterday. Launched from the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot at about 8am, hoping to have some nice winter sights of the monuments, but visibility was rather poor. The wind was averaging 10 knots, and it always seemed to be right in my face with wet snow.
After an hour and a half my fingertips were starting to ache from the cold, (neoprene gloves) so I cut the trip short. I was hoping Santa would give me some pogies or mittens for Christmas, but apparently I’ll have to find some for myself.
Another lesson: It’s a bit harder to load a kayak coated in snow onto the roof of the car.
Still, any day on the water is better than a good day off the water.