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Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« on: December 11, 2016, 08:55:20 AM »
I knew it was going to be clear and no wind this morning so I wanted to see the sun come up. It was a sultry 19 degrees.
Was right at 7 when I arrived.



Clear and beautiful as I'd hoped for.





Was very quiet. Chilly paradise.



Winter showing it's cards.





Very little racket from the highway thank goodness.



My friend the Heron is on that bottom limb in the tree on the left. I actually saw 4 and also scared up a big fat doe along my journey.



It was cold.



But it was nature at its best.



Hope I get to start a bunch more mornings like this.

Creek  :canoe:
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:03:45 AM »
 :hail:  Well don't fall in.  Them Carhartts get heavy when wet. 
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 10:54:25 AM »
:hail:  Well don't fall in.  Them Carhartts get heavy when wet. 

.......and WEAR your PFD!   It makes it easier for the SAR squad to find your frozen carcass when you don't show up for supper!

Just kiddin' you, Creek......I've done the very same thing.  Even tried hunting deer that way a couple of times, but I was always the 'motor' in the stern seat.  Nice experience.  :canoe:
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 12:47:24 PM »
Sometimes you just can't beat those clear, cold mornings for an outing.  Looks like you had a super day out Creek, thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 01:00:16 PM »
Beautiful, UTC, but too damned cold for me.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 03:31:50 PM »
I know you won't believe it but I don't always exhibit perfect behavior. I wouldn't trade nothing for being on that glass smooth water this morning. The wildlife alone makes it worth the effort. I need some better gloves. I thought about you wolfy. I had long handles and insulated bibs on. A wool shirt and my vest. I knew you'd love the bibs. Was very cozy but for the hands. Practice makes perfect I always say. :canoe: :canoe: :canoe: :canoe:
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 03:46:18 PM »
You are definitely in need a good pair of waterproof neoprene gloves or mitts like these.....

http://stormrusa.com/product/typhoon-neoprene-glove/   :canoe:
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 04:43:59 PM »
Those are nice! I have 2 pair I'd been way better off with than what I used. It wasn't but 20 degrees. Baby steps.

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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 07:16:07 PM »
Nice!

Looks like a great way to get a little solitude.


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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 05:56:31 PM »
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2016, 11:09:29 AM »
Loved it!  That's a relaxing paddle trip.  We'll have to work your outdoor habits though.  It's standard practice to make a hot drink on days like that too   :fire2:
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 09:03:39 PM »
:thumbsup: Don't you just love the rising mist from a cold river?  :canoe: Immensely therapeutic :).
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Re: Chilly paddle 12/11/16
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 09:22:02 PM »
Great pictures, it was almost like I was there. Thank you
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