February kayaking


February kayaking

Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz

I took advantage of a 70-degree February day on Tuesday to paddle the kayak. As is generally the case, I was overly ambitious.

I paddled upstream on Lake Loudon with the goal of reaching the cove at Concord Park on Northshore. I made it, but as I started turning south into the cove the wind picked up and got pretty ugly, prompting me to turn back. The paddle home was a slog as I paddled into headwinds, but I made it with time to spare before sunset.

It was almost 12 miles roundtrip and it took about 2.5 hours. It left me pretty sore on Wednesday …