40 degrees and sunny yesterday, 6 inches of snow today. No matter. I got out to paddle my local run on the Blackstone River yesterday. The first half mile of this run is quickwater with a couple of easy class I/II waves. I often come down here to play around, and than walk back up to get my car. This was last spring in my Yellowstone Solo (no special effects have been added to this video ):
Yesterday I was paddling tandem, and since my partner ripped the gasket on his drysuit and no longer fits in his wetsuit, he told me he would be paddling without cold water gear (but with a change of cloths in a dry bag), so nothing too ambitious. I knew that wasn’t going to happen if I had my drysuit on, so I didn’t wear cold water gear either. Water around here is still in the mid-30’s, so that was pretty effective in keeping me out of the waves. It’s about a 6-mile run with two dams to portage.
Nice day - few more pictures here: