a stitch in time? Some other time
Posted by: BWO on Feb-25-13 9:58 AM (EST)
To answer your question Mintjulip:
The roughest and hardest paddling day was heading home into the wind on lake Agnes. There were other days we had challenges, but this particular day was the toughest. Our plan was that the experienced paddler would be in the stern, and less experience in the bow. That is what we stuck with. The packs were in the middle, and were not really shifted to either direction to accommodate a more appropriate trim. We did succeed form getting to point A to point B although it wasn't as graceful as we had hoped. So we spent more fishing and enjoying nature than analyzing our technique (we had a twelve hundred mile drive after the trip where we discussed paddling technique and lack there of).
So yes there is a lot to learn still, and we are looking at (or I am) purchasing a Wenonah Boundry Waters 17' within the next year. We currently own recreational kayaks (12' Pungo, and an older wilderness systems). Since we love 'primitive' camping(and we do a lot of camping, just without boats) the addition of a canoe seems to be the logical direction we are headed.