Sunday, May 04, 2008
Whitewater Kayaking on the Famington River in Ct.
First at Collinsville, then at Tariffville Gorge close to the Hartford Airport.
It took 2 hours 15 minutes to drive there from Brooklyn.
This was a basic whitewater class on Class 2 River. With Atlantic Kayak Tours.
My first time whitewater paddling in over a year. Air and Water temperature were both in the 50's.
The morning session went well and we practiced surfing and eddy hopping along the river for a few hours.
In the afternoon we went over the Gorge where the rapids were larger and harder to handle. The picture at the end is of a large broken dam. I did not go over it.
If you have never been there it's hard to know how long it will take to get there.