A Portage and A PaddleA Portage and A Paddle: 7,8 April, 2013
I left my house on Sunday morning at 4:10 AM hiking and pulling my kayak down to the water at Willow Beach, 28 miles. Physically, it was kind of hard, no sugar coating that. But once the sun was up, I couldn't stop myself from stopping to take pictures. The desert is completely alive with Spring. Sadly, my camera ran out of juice part way through the portage, sad because there was so much more to share, sad because I didn't get any photos of the paddle portion. After my camera was kaput, I did employ my GoPro as a camera for a few shots, but the quality is not as good. I arrived at Willow Beach at 7:10 PM. It took 15 hours to accomplish that portage, seemed slow to me, but it was all I could do.
I paddled into the night remarkably fast considering I was so worn out from the hike. I always love paddling at night but on that night; the paddling was fabulous. The air was blustery but warm, I paddled without a shirt, I wore just my pfd as an