End of the season

My 2018 paddling season in the Northeast has come to a close.  It hasn’t been one of the better years, that’s for sure. The weather has been just lousy.

I’m the organizer of two meetup paddling groups up here, one in Massachusetts and another in Connecticut, and we’ve had more weather cancellations this season than ever.

Last year we had so much great weather that I was running out of new and interesting places to go paddling.

My last paddle, just this past Saturday, was a nice one despite the weather, however.  Sure, it was windy and cold with a constant threat of rain out on the Quinebaug River in Brooklyn, but it was nice and cozy at the pizza lunch with friends afterwards.

Here are some photos.


You can’t see it in this photo, but in addition to the upper body layers, I am wearing neoprene boots and long pants. Photo by Marian Buteau





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5 Responses to End of the season

  1. Allan Pickman says:

    Not sure how I ended up here, but to quote Yogi Berra, it ain’t over ’til its over. I’m primarily a sailor, not a paddler. My latest NH fresh water sail was on Dublin Lake in New Hampshire on November 11, and the earliest was April 15. If I can sail a Sunfish out there, dammit, you can still go paddling. The lakes have not frozen yet (I don’t know the Inuit word for sea ice that’s not worth trying to paddle through).


    • Ron Haines says:

      I am just a true blue cold weather wimp, Allan. We should go sailing next summer. I have a sail rig for my 17-foot Grumman that can keep up nicely with a Sunfish. I’ll make sure I bring it with me next year and we can get together in NH. I have a brother who lives in NH so I often find a reason to get up there.


  2. D-J says:

    Beautiful pix, Ron. Looks exhilerating & *FUN*!


  3. Chas Hunt says:

    Ron, We’re looking forward to seeing you back in Florida. It was a brisk 71 this morning.


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