I played hooky yesterday and went paddling. With a storm earlier this week a bunch of local rivers came up. I knew that I couldn’t paddle this weekend, so it was now or never.
We paddled the Upper Millers from Royalston to Athol in MA. The canoes outnumbered the kayaks on this trip (6 canoes to 3 kayaks), and my old Encore was feeling a little long-in-the-tooth with all the nice Millbrook boats (1 Blink, 1 Outrage, and 2 Shachos).
The Upper Millers is usually an easy class III. Yesterday the level was a little higher, so I spent most of my time blocking waves and dumping out my boat. Not sure if it is me or the boat (probably both), but the guys in the Millbrooks were hitting the biggest waves, and bailing out their boats with sponges.
Good time had by all - few pictures (and one video) here: