We are on another great adventure (pictures to follow in the next two weeks). One of my friends has decided to retire from facebook for the moment. This is a test of cross posting to cover friends on both social networks.
Hint, we are in Brownsfield Maine.
The temperature in the city went well pass 100 F, so what to do -- spend the day paddling and rolling on a local lake. We spent nearly 6 hours on or in the lake. Rolling the kayak is coming along well for both of us, and the extended paddling did not hurt either. In addition to the rolls, we practiced re-entry from intentional wet exists (any excuse to get wet). We finished the day with Trudy making a great cold fruit soup for dinner, which I garnished with ice-cream.
For our hiker friends, "rolling" in this case is up righting an overturned kayak while remaining seated in the boat. Trudy and I have been struggling to master this for longer than I care to say. Yesterday, something clicked on and we were both able to roll. We went out on the river again today, and repeated rolls until tired, then paddled down an back up the James, and then repeated two more rolls. We did not do a wet-exit the entire afternoon.