Tag Archives: kayaking

Paddling the (water) lilies at Lake Hope

We’ve had great weather this week, prompting me to do some paddling. I went up to Dow Lake on Monday and paddled the entire thing. On Tuesday, I set of for Lake Hope, about a 30-minute drive from here. It … Continue reading

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Paddling Glenville Lake

I’m not a golfer and I have little interest in spas. So when Lara and I drove over the Dragon and into northeast Georgia to meet her brother, sister-in-law and another couple for a weekend in the mountains, I strapped … Continue reading

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A kayak made of poetry

In a New York Times obituary of George Hitchcock, the founder of Kayak poetry magazine, it noted the publication carried the following motto in every issue: “A kayak is not a galleon, ark, coracle or speedboat. It is a small … Continue reading

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Nuns with paddles

It’s so dark I don’t see the nun buoy until I’m a few feet away. How odd. The red, nun-shaped marker on Parks Bend conjures an instant flashback to angry Sister Mary Library chasing me and Doug Hamilton around book … Continue reading

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Evening paddle

The weather has been great for the past week or so, prompting me to put the kayak in the water on Wednesday night and paddle over to Prater Flats. I was out for about 2 1/2 hours. It was a … Continue reading

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Paddling Sinking Creek at sunrise

I woke up early today and drove down to Concord Cove Park since I still had my kayak on the truck from the Fontana paddles earlier this week. Concord Cove is about a 12 mile roundtrip paddle from the house, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Homecoming paddle

loudon_paddle.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz I finally dragged my kayak and rack down to the dock this week and took advantage of that fact to get out on the lake this morning before the storms moved in. I … Continue reading

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