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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cumberland 10-19-2013

Cumberland River 10/19/2013                     Miles Traveled 10    Total 220.6
Bells Bend to Bulls Run

With Paddle Adventures Unlimited - 18 total (me, Scotty, Dick)
Wet, Cold, Windy

We were originally supposed to do 16 1/2 miles.  The organizer had the route reversed and our first take out was farther down the river than he thought as he had it backwards.  The consensus was when we got there that we end at 10 miles.  We had to paddle constantly as we had wind, rain and the current against us.  This was one paddle that I was glad to end.  The company was fantastic on this trip.  There was a new member to the group, but new to paddling as she came from Hawaii and paddled a lot there.  Another man was paddling to the Ohio River in a kayak that he had made, and our route was only the first leg of his trip.  We heard the Nashville Conservation group speak about the parcel of land surrounding us.  Apparently, there are some people that want to expand the city and buildings into this area.   The residents there are very much opposed to it and want to keep the land as it is.  It is a beautiful area.  In fact that night was an old fashioned barn dance if we wanted to attend (we didn't - too wet and tired!)
We had lunch after climbing up a short, steep embankment.  That was pretty much the only place we saw to stop the whole day.  At one point, I put a large, black trash bag over me to act as my skirt.  It definitely kept the water out.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Duck River 10/14/2013

Duck River 10/14/2013                     Miles Traveled 9,  Total  210.6
Beautiful day, blue skies
me, Dick, Dina, David
Moving Time 2:52, Total Time 4:31
Average Speed 2.0 mph, Max Speed 6 mph

The truck wouldn't start and I was to meet Dick.  So the Wilkins came over and we put my kayak on the Highlander.  We found lots of large clams at one stop.  It was a beautiful paddle!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Red River 9/14/2013

Red River 9/14/2013                     Miles Traveled 12 miles, Total  201.6
put in at 9:00, 4:13 total paddling time, average speed 2.8 mph
W/ Paddle Adventures Unlimited led by Rich
On trip - me, Scotty, Beatrix, Kevin, Slayden, Janie, Joan, Rich
Started off cold about 65degrees, got up to about 75 degrees, blue sunny skies,

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Buffalo River-Grimes 9/8 and 9/9

Buffalo River - Grimes                Total 13 & 7, Total 189.6

This paddle was with Boy Scout Troop 125.  We had some experienced paddlers and some new paddlers.  The first day is 13 miles and the second day is 7 miles.  It is always a fantastic weekend with lots of laughs, lots of swimming stops, and good memories.  This year Rachel and Elizabeth paddled together and got very tired, some of their paddling was goofing around and sometimes they stood up.  They ended up going home with Bob and Maribeth that first night.  The boys always cook good food at night, and then on the way home, a favorite stop is Sonic!  We slept in platform tents and even though I'm not a camper, I always sleep well on this trip! :)