Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I was able to schedule some time off of work to go on a 3 night kayaking trip with the young men from our ward. It was a lot of fun and I got to see some more of the NW that is still unfamiliar to me. It would have been fun to share it with Trisha and Maddox so we'll have to do a similar family trip sometime. We paddled around 15 miles every day (a little less the last day) to get us down the Columbia to the various islands where we would play and camp each night. The weather cooperated nicely and we didn't lose anyone. I hadn't ever camped from a kayak so I borrowed some gear from work and co-workers and I really enjoyed the new adventure with the right gear. We seemed really small at times in the river and next to the container ships we'd pass but it was a pretty peaceful mellow trip while we were on the water.