Posts for the month of April 2012

Kayaking: Ballston Lake #2

I just went kayaking for the first time this season. Friday had the best weather forecast of the weekend. In the morning, there were predicted 30mph gusts pretty much anywhere I was hoping to kayak, but by the afternoon, the wind looked much more manageable.

I went to Ballston Lake, which I had only done once before. It was a good size, in that I figured if I was feeling good and everything went well, I could do the whole perimeter on my first trip. That didn't happen.

There were a handful of people fishing at the dock when I launched. The wind one pretty strong, and one quipped that at least I knew I was coming back.

I set off anyway. I was able to make sufficient progress despite the wind that I didn't give up, and pretty soon I saw another kayaker heading back, so that gave me confidence that I wasn't crazy to be out on the water. "It's a struggle!," he said. It was.

The cold water frequently splashed me, and the wind was relentless. I paddled until I was starting to get tired, and planned on letting the wind carry me most of the way back. But when I turned around, it seemed like the wind had stopped. In retrospect, I believe the side of the lake I returned on was just more shielded from the wind. I probably should have gone around in the opposite direction.

Map

Speed Graph

Time from Start (minutes)

It was fun, but I'm looking forward to more peaceful and relaxing trips the rest of the summer.

From Kayaking at Ballston Lake, April 20, 2012
From Kayaking at Ballston Lake, April 20, 2012
From Kayaking at Ballston Lake, April 20, 2012
  • Posted: 2012-04-21 12:30 (Updated: 2012-04-21 12:56)
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