It was 28 degrees, the sky was gray and snow covered the trees as I headed west on the Mass Pike near Worcester, MA. I was thinking I would finally get a winter paddle, but my destination near Hartford, CT didn’t get as much snow as the Worcester Hills, and temperatures warmed into the high 30s/low 40s by the time we got on the water - just as well.
We had eight boat – six kayaks and 2 canoes – for a run on the Tville section of the Farmington River in CT. This is a short class II/II run with lots of playspots. Unfortunately, when I was putting on my drysuit I ripped a hole in the latex bootie. With a hole in my drysuit I was pretty conservative in my paddling. I ran the rapids, but didn’t do a lot of surfing. We had two swims for the day, both quickly recovered. Glad it wasn’t me.
Few pictures here: