Back in the kayak: Fontana Lake

I screwed up my back a few months ago and have been getting in the kayak sparingly. This week, I finally felt good enough to jump in the boat again. It helped that my buddy Jim had the week off and wanted to head up the Fontana Lake in the Smokey Mountains to paddle. It’s […]

Paddling Calderwood Lake in a fog …

I normally paddle solo, but when Jim, who recently was ordained Bishop of Bivalves at the Oyster Sunday celebration, said he was up for a kayaking trip, I jumped at the chance for some company. We intended to paddle Fontana Lake, but after braving The Dragon for the second time in as many weeks, I […]