Our annual summer vacation at the beach ended today, so unfortunately packing up to go home trumped paddling this morning. I paddled almost every day of our two-week vacation (missed one day due to work and one day due to weather).
This is pretty much the only time that I paddle in salt water, and I get lots of practice paddling in wind and waves. I spend a lot of time on Point Judith Pond, but there are lots of other great places to paddle like the Harbor of Refuge, Narrow River, Dutch Harbor, Jamestown Harbor, and Wickford. I didn’t get over to Newport this year, or to some of the other salt ponds – next year.
All the trip reports are here:
Or you can see the 4-minuter version here with music by Jerry Vandiver. I avoided the whitecaps, paddled through lots of rollers, and never tipped over, but I did paddle into a lot of headwinds, so this song seemed appropriate.