WINDY? Classic start of the new paddling season: Bright sun, blue sky, warm spring temps, light wind that amps up in the second half of the trip, throwing cold spray on wrists and hands and making them ACHE even though they were fine just before that. Body felt fine after 4.5 months off the water. But I always begin the new season in the little WW boat and only paddle the long kayak after at least a few of these “break in” paddles. I don’t like starting right in with lifting a boat that weighs not much less than 60 lbs.
Supply your own answer to Always Is _______.
When I forget to bring something important, like maybe the paddle?
Best gotten out of the way?
A time to think, “I am out of shape”?
Fueled by lots of snack stops?
The time I find a hole in my bootie?
An excuse to celebrate?