I went for an afternoon paddle in the Hudson. The original plan was to go out with some of the folks from Red Hook, but none of them could make it, so I went on my own from NY Kayak.
I was trying out one of the Tide Race boats the “Xcape”. It was a bit too wide for me, and super stable, meaning it was difficult to get it up on edge, but when I did it felt like it would go right on over, no secondary stability, and very wide.
I paddled north in a pretty strong ebb around 5:00PM. I got up to the cruise ship terminals, and had to wait while one of the boats pulled out.
I then went around the terminal, which was very difficult in such a strong current, it totally wore me out. I rested for a bit at pier 96, then flew home in a stiff current.
My arm that has been bothering me really hurt the next day, but after 2 days it felt pretty good again.
Truth: Its good to try everything.