Monday, October 7, 2013

Last warm days....Short Delaware trip - 10-06-2013

Sunday afternoon was close to 80 so I could not miss the opportunity for a cruise down the Delaware from Frenchtown to Lambertville. On of my favorite trips as it is always different based on the water level and weather.

This day was no different. I took a very leisurely paddle down the river in one of our Olde Town Loon 120 kayaks.  The river was very low...roughly 2 feet below normal, but I can't tell for sure since the USGS sites are all down due to the Government shutdown.  The weather was mostly good except I did get rained on just north of the I-95 bridge for a bit.  I saw a few fishermen and one fellow kayak-er, but at this time of the year, the river is pretty empty.

 As I passed near I-95, I passed a fellow who came down for a swim. He said that he couldn't pass on the opportunity to swim in the river in October. It was really nice and warm for October.

Interesting, there were a lot of rapids and white water (nothing major) due to the river being so low. I really made for a fun trip. Going through the wing dam near Bull's Island there must have been at least 2.5 foot waves. Pretty cool. I told my daughter Justine that she missed a good cruise.

 I did get a bit soaked as it rained on me while I waited for my pickup, but hey..I was boating so water is to be expected. I wonder if this will be the last cruise of 2013...I guess only time will tell.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South Branch Kayaking with Jill

Sunday afternoon I finally was able to get Jill out kayaking with me.  She promised to take a trip with me for my birthday.  The weather was great although a bit muggy.  Unfortunately, the South Branch of the Raritan was a bit low.  I ended up pulling the boats over the low spots in at least 3 spots.

More PICS and such here South Branch Kayaking with Jill


Sunday, July 7, 2013

South Branch of Raritan Trip with Justine - 07-07-2103

South Branch of Raritan Trip with Justine - 07-07-2103

Justine enjoys kayaking the most in the family except me.  I like do these short, easy floats to get out on the water without losing much time driving.  This was Justine's first trip on the South Branch.  Link below.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

First Trip 2013

I had my first trip on 6/17.  We have had a lot of rain and the gave at Stanton Station read 3.7 ft. Totally different trip from the water plant to Flemington.  They was pretty good drop at the old Dart's Mill dam.  I took on quite a bit of water. It was a nice trip as I didn't run aground once.   There were no trees from Sandy blocking the river.  The water was moving very fast so the run was quick.