First paddle of the season

6:49 p.m. on March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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This past Saturday we headed out for our first kayak of the season.  Mild air temps belied the freezing water underneath.  We put in at Morley dam in Morley, MI, and headed upstream on the Little Muskegon river.  I only shot photos for half the paddle since the return trip offered some serious buffeting wind that sent any water falling off our paddle blades straight back into your face and kicked the waves up quite nicely.

Setting out:


Along the way:


Heading upstream:


River bank:


Quiet and still:


Shallow waters, had to break through some ice:

Heading back through the stuff we broke up:


Right before the wind picked up:


Great little float.  Can't wait to get back out this weekend.  I think we may try heading downstream from Morley Dam to Long Road.  

9:24 p.m. on March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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WOW...Tooo cold for me to be paddling! I wait till its hot at the river then out I go! Nice trip! Looked like chilli good fun!

4:34 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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Alright, looks like a good warmup for the up coming season.

12:28 p.m. on April 12, 2012 (EDT)
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looks like a nice day

6:02 p.m. on April 30, 2012 (EDT)
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Nice lookin trip. Which Wildy is that .ghost? 

9:45 p.m. on May 1, 2012 (EDT)
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2011 Tsunami 125, got a year end close out deal on mine and my wife's (I think hers is the 120).  650 a pop (reduced from $999) plus 2 pair of really nice carbon fiber paddles 50% off.  Still an expensive trip, but we held out for a while.  Sometimes you just gotta drop the cash and no looking back!

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