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

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

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Tri-Lakes 5.14.19

Not long after setting out, fierce winds and waves - driven by a cold, northeastern wind - wreaked havoc up on the band of kayakers.  Fortunately, that wasn't our group; we enjoyed near perfect weather - at least if you prefer benign conditions.  Jeff and I had to pursue a pontoon boat or two just … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Tri-Lakes 5.14.19

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Marsh Lake 4.30.19

Keith killed our “kayaker’s luck”, but the evening wasn’t a total waste.  Six intrepid paddlers showed up to battle the wind, waves, rain, Grizzly bears, or whatever else nature threw at us.  Thankfully the Grizzly’s never showed, but we did start with a light sprinkle and 45 or so degree weather.  No big deal; we’re … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Marsh Lake 4.30.19