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Jun 23, 2019

Summer in earnest
last update: 06/23 @ 11:04

We took our flotilla back to the river on Saturday. We had plans to actually paddle downstream: Angler’s Inn to Lock 10. In the modern age, we figured Lyft could be a part of the shuttle.

Unfortunately, when I tried to get a lyft back from Lock 10 to meet up with Sarah and Robert at Angler’s Inn, they were having credit card processing issues.

Fortunately, there happen to be a Barwood taxi driver who was enjoying the day at Lock 10. He was just leaving when I was giving up on Lyft and so that was perfect, urban boating — taxi for shuttle.

Unfortunately, I carefully left my paddle in the car at Lock 10, and realized it as I was walking to the river, waiting boats and Sarah and Robert at Angler’s Inn.

Fortunately, there are only a couple rapids on that stretch. After trying out Robert’s beach shovel as a paddle, I decided to hand paddle instead.

Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of flatwater, but the downstream breeze helped keep those of us without a paddle moving.

Fortunately, we discovered that rafting up, we could have the two outside boats paddle while the inside one held on.

It was a fun day on the water with an extra dose of adventure tossed in.

And a ropeswing break; Robert dropping in above; Sarah showing off below.

Jun 08, 2019

Delayed Birthday Present
last update: 06/08 @ 09:50

We went to see the Subdudes at The Birchmere last night.

It was another great show and lots of fun. And there is a new album on the way but not out yet. We’ll keep our eyes open for that.

Belated Happy Birthday, Sarah!!!

Jun 02, 2019

Not the usual river trip…
last update: 06/02 @ 18:42

… We don’t normally run into the Park Police helicopter on the river. Sometimes it flies over; this is the first time I’ve seen it on the ground at “golf ball island.”

(I thought I was taking stills, but realized after the fact the camera was still set up for a school project of Roberts.)

We heard there was an injury on one of the trails. The response was impressive, we saw four rafts plus the helicopter. No sign of whoever was injured.

With the excitement over, we enjoyed a lovely day on the river; warm enough to enjoy getting splashed, high enough to have some fun waves.

All and all, a nice start to the summer for us.

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