Last weekend we were taking our last snowboard turns for the year, and probably for a couple years to come. This weekend we took our new [to us] canoe out for its maiden voyage! Being able to do both of these things in the course of 7 days exemplifies what a Colorado mountain springtime/ mud season is like.
We were pleased to find that our canoe does indeed float! You can never be quite sure until you give it a try, right?
We spent some time floating around, experimenting (“Let’s see how long it takes to go straight across.” “Let’s see how long it takes to go around close to the shore.” “Let’s switch places.”…”Let’s switch back. This isn’t working!”), enjoying a bit of sun, and dreaming and scheming about our upcoming summer. With 4 and a half weeks left of school, we are antsy for a change of pace and looking forward to another mountain summer before we head off to Mozambique in September!
On our maiden voyage, we discovered that we can paddle half a mile in about 13 minutes…on perfectly still water.
So, if we want to complete our big dreamin’ schemin’ plan of paddling around Lake Yellowstone at the end of August, it would take us about 48 hours total at that rate, so probably about 10 days if we paddle for 5 hours a day. Whoa…hefty goal! And yay for dreamin’ and schemin 🙂
We’ll see what the summer holds. And we’ll hopefully have really beefy shoulders and a couple good canoe trips by the end of it 😉