September has been my stopping point for kayaking the last two years, so though there's a chance I might go out again, it's cold and windy enough today that instead I took a minute to look at my data from this summer.
|Location||Distance (miles)||Time (H:M:S)|
|Mohawk River #7||22.15||6:08:14|
|Somerset Reservoir #3||15.37||4:39:57|
|Mohawk River #6||20.73||5:40:02|
|Mohawk River #5||16.01||4:39:27|
|Somerset Reservoir #2||16.4||4:36:59|
|Mohawk River #4||21.82||6:03:56|
|Mohawk River #3||20.43||5:58:57|
|Harriman Reservoir #8||7.28||2:14:06|
|Harriman Reservoir #7||18.05||5:06:06|
|Saratoga Lake #6||12.93||3:42:14|
|Stewarts Bridge Reservoir #3||7.54||2:10:18|
|Harriman Reservoir #6||9.57||2:53:50|
|Fish Creek #2||12.95||3:45:49|
|Ballston Lake #2||4.6||1:30:18|
By my previous estimate, it was going to take me 2,409 years to kayak to the moon. The great news is that this year's estimate is down to 1,082 years, and I have kayaked about three summer's worth already. This assumes I would only kayak during the summer, of course. Kayaking to the moon year-round would be crazy.
Also interesting is that the Erie Canal is about 363 miles long, so I could paddle it at a comfortable pace in less than 18 days.
I have been basically treating each trip like it might be my last one this summer. This time I wanted to go for distance, so I went for the longest leg of the Mohawk River I have done, again.
I almost caught a fish when one hit the side of my kayak and then proceeded to fly up and over it directly in front of me.