Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Good Plan

"No plan of battle ever survives contact with the enemy." And such it is with perfectly good kayaking plans too.

We decided on Sunday that it's best to get out early, so we're not outside in the sun during that worst part of the day. We figured we can pack the cars up on Monday night and be at Selby's Landing by 0800. This way, we can paddle in the (mostly) cool morning sunshine and be in by 1100 or 1200, before it gets icky.

This worked well, we got to the landing and unloaded and it looked like we were going to be in the water by 0830, still a fine time. Except our paddling companions managed to leave their kayak seats at home. You really can't kayak for a long time without a seat, so they had to send someone back home for them (and back home, mind you, is not nearly as close as we would have been had we had to go back home). We ended up waiting, because we didn't want to leave someone on shore alone or send one or a pair off on their own. We didn't get in the water before 1000, we didn't get out until 1330 or so, and by then we were quite thoroughly spent.

We were going to stay up for fireworks, but alas, it just didn't work out!

Maybe next time we plan to be in the water at a certain time, we'll actually do it. We haven't yet, but there's always hope!

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