Sylvan Lake 10.1.2019

With daylight hours rapidly receding, it's hard to say how many more lake outings we'll get, but you couldn't have chosen a nicer evening to cap off the season.  Comfortably warm temps, a pretty sky, nice waters, and (later) a beautiful sunset!  Far more special than the paddle conditions were the paddlers present.  It was … Continue reading Sylvan Lake 10.1.2019

Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19

Another sweet night on the water, as calm conditions and a distinct lack of powered water craft prevailed (also a lack of fisherman made for a much better parking experience than in the recent past).  For the second week in a row, paddle imps were creating havoc among certain of our paddlers.  Keith arrived on … Continue reading Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19

Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19

The predictions were that we would all expire, victims of extreme heat, never to rise again.  Predictions are rarely accurate (though some may have felt like expiring by the end of the race).  Actually the day started out fairly pleasant - temps in the upper 70's in the morning.  At least pleasant for most of … Continue reading Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19

Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

Threats of rain, wind, and possible storms kept some potential racers at bay, but for those who dared to venture out we actually had some pretty nice racing weather.  Temps in the 60's and a light rain during part of the race kept us comfortable as we expended pent-up energy, and the overcast meant no … Continue reading Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Golden Lake 5.21.19

In spite of cool temps and a brisk wind, we lost less than two paddlers last night, an attrition rate Jay deemed “acceptable”.  Our band of paddlers consisted of a mix of old, new, and “occasional”: Jay, Dan, Steve, Steve, Steve (seems to be a theme here), Mike, and John completed the “regulars” list, while … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Golden Lake 5.21.19