Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kayaking the Susquehanna River

Yesterday, I had the immense pleasure to do something I absolutely love to do. If you have read my bio, you know that I love to kayak. I usually go on trips with the Wilmington Trail Club. Yesterday (7/5/2014), we went out on the Susquehanna River, just below Holtwood Dam. This is one of my favorite paddles. The scenery can be breathtaking, and the paddle, although very strenuous, can be incredibly relaxing. We had an added bonus of perfect weather. For this trip, I tried out a new rigging that I set up on my kayak for my waterproof camera. I put together some highlights in a YouTube video. We spent most of our time among the small islands that are scattered along this section of the river. But, we also paddled up Muddy Creek, which feeds into the Susquehanna. We paddled up Muddy Creek till we reached the rapids. As you will see near the end of the video, we had a great time "surfing" up the Muddy Creek rapids. Check it out.