Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The paddle goes up the Dismal Swamp canal from the welcome center in North Carolina to the Ballahack Road boat ramp in Chesapeake. Breakfast, lunch, shuttle, safety, and loading and unloading assistance are provided.
Eight mice participated. Cheri, Chris and Bill are pictured. Also along for the trip were John S. Jeanine, Jerry, Jeff, and Betsy.
The paddle is also unique because it is virtually straight. The canal makes one turn in the 7-1/2 miles of the paddle, otherwise it is dead straight. The scenery doesn't vary much, but it is still quite fun.
Posted by Jeff H. at 10:18 PM
Posted by Jeff H. at 10:08 PM
Paddle for the border is a well run event, well worth the $30 fee. The only real complaint? 7.5 miles without a place to stop and stretch your legs is a long way to go on what is probably the first paddle of the year. Several mice plan to make it an annual outing.
Signups usually start for this event in March. It fills up quickly, as participation is limited to 200 boats.
END PADDLE FOR THE BORDER
Posted by Jeff H. at 9:59 PM