Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

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It was a great weekend for a get away; We paddled the Wisconsin from Sauk City down to Muscuda. Sandbars were scarce, so it was a challenge to find places to camp; The nice thing about the cooler weather, high winds on Friday and high water, it kept a lot of paddlers off the river, as it was we were sharing islands and shoreline.

Though we met up with some characters for sure; Blazing through the water this voyager canoe came up on us like a freight train. The group is part of the Prairie paddlers out of Illinois; The average age is 74 years old. We stopped for lunch and I got this video of them as they were leaving.

It was a meandering trip with people joining and leaving the trip over the 4 days; Joyce and Marko found us on Friday tucked in behind an island with the wind howling; Patrick and his group found us on Sunday afternoon, they were on an over night. All in all we had about 15 in our group.

Over the next couple of days I'll be sharing stories and pictures of our trip.

Off river time; strap on the wrist watch and back to work - The Capt'n

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