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June 24 Tip of Old Mission Peninsula

Lois Goldstein  | Published on 6/24/2020
People: Lois & John, Betty & Mike, Deena, Marlene and Kathleen

Kayaks: two blue, two red, 2 orange, 1 yellow

Weather: after two days of rain, a bit cloudy when we launched, and bright sunshine by the end

Spray skirts: mostly we used them, especially when we had to launch into surf after lunch at the tip of the peninsula.  I learned that mine is delaminating after 11 years - time to buy a new one

Good conversation - much easier to sustain when you're side-by-side for a while.  I tend to paddle a lot of rivers, so this was a welcome change of pace.

Assistance: special thanks go to Kathleen and John, who helped get us out into the surf after lunchtime.

Super clear water, a bit of northwest wind.

Quote from Kathleen:

What a great day! The paddle to the tip of OMP was a delight, sore back notwithstanding! Thanks so much for putting this together. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Report by Lois, photos by John