Post by Ken Corbett on Jun 27, 2011 10:10:27 GMT -5
Yeah, how sweet it was to enjoy sunshine and warm breezes. We were very fortunate to have good water (2m on the Miramichi guage.) Although there were a few flies in the deep woods now and then, nothing we couldn't handle with bug dope and a mesh hat. Our evenings were nicely bug-free.
The Prospector ran just fine. I was able to make the tight turns in the tiny channels. In the really narrow spots, I could knee up to the center thwart and turn on a dime. Once I had to kneel right on the bow to work a tight stretch, it was easier in this boat than in any other I've paddled. I like the rounded bottom, I'll never get a keeled canoe again.
Laurie was paddling a Disco 16-9. He had to sit in the very back due to the pre-shaped tractor seats, and it was more work as he had to paddle harder to pivot and turn. If I got turned around backwards, I just hopped to the center thwart, spun around and off I went. He couldn't do that with his huge ship.
Yeah, it's a nasty-looking burn, but I'm up and walking, and it won't keep me down for long. Thanks for asking.