Bone Head Paddling
A kiss on the wind and we’ll make the land – k. bush
You could probably guess I was running a bit scattershot the last few days. It sure showed up this morning I can tell you. I ran the morning obstacle course out the door with the intent to be on the lake for day 8 of my 100 mile paddle. Getting to the lake was the easy part. Yeah, I was wearing my sexy base layers.. but what I didn’t do was bring my outer layers. Oops! Well, I was there wasn’t I? So with the sun shining through some broken clouds to the east I figured I could get away it.
I didn’t want to get my shoes and socks wet, so I went barefoot and launched out onto the lake. For awhile all went well, well that is, until those weird clouds appeared over head, and the inevitable downpour followed. Now luckily I only had an hours time on the water on a small lake so I couldn’t go far wrong. I was cold and wet by the time I returned to the shore, but other than craving a hot chocolate mixed with peppermint schnapps I was good.
Just another little reminder that even when you are supposed to know what you’re doing, you still can do some daft things. Oh, and that it’s always best to check the weather report for going out on the water.. But we already know that, don’t we!?
If you’d like to see more pictures of those crazy clouds, head over to my Devil’s lake blog for Day 8.