Monday, August 18, 2008
Release Date 8/16/2008
I released this msg in the Buttermilk channel in Brooklyn.
We spent the day up in Dumbo in what will be the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Running a demonstration program for free kayaking. The program was very popular with over 100 waivers signed in 3.5 hours.
We paddled up from Red Hook, and we missed the current. Most of the group had to climb out just before the Brooklyn Bridge, and walk the last little bit. The ebb is very strong right under the bridge, and the public art waterfall means we have to paddle well out into the river to get around it. Using the big SOT boats most of the group couldn't make it.
I managed to tow an empty double around it, and I came very very close to giving up. It took forever paddling as hard as I could. On the way back we stopped in at Governor's Island and lent our boats to their program. I was happy to see it was going well, and fairly busy.
Truth: The sun can tire you out.