Its that time of year again where I go out and do something extra crazy. This year, I’m participating in the 2018 Texas Water Safari. Its a 261 mile canoe race.
I’m paddling in the Novice division with Terica.
Terica and I working on the spray skirt.
If you’re bored or curious, you can follow our progress live from 2 places.
1. Spot Tracker where you can track just our boat.
2. Once the race starts. Texas Water Safari site will have live tracking of all competitors. We’re boat 6006
Update 6/6/2018 12:15 PM
Note, things just got real. Thanks to the Internet, I have the 2018 Log Jam map. Looks like the race might be a bit longer. And I thought we would be done with portages by this point!
January and February Sunset races seem the hardest to get people to show up to. This month we had repeat new people, Ken and Mark, to paddle with us. Mark is fairly new to paddling and we needed to share some warm weather gear with him, but its fun to have new paddlers!
We had our December Sunset race, I was well prepared for the cold.
We had a fair number of paddlers show up which is amazing when its quite cold out. I ended up sharing a pair of gloves with Mark so he could feel his hands. Good thing my hands are not a sensitive to the cold!
Another Sunset Race in the books. I got the privilege of paddling with Andy Clones. Danelle needed the van for something, so I took the truck! It was a bit difficult, but totally worth it!
Likely to be the last warm Sunset Race of the year, I made sure to get out there early and get a short unicycle ride in with the sunshine!
When I got back from my ride, I was in time to see JoJo getting her boat down from on top of her van. A feat that most need to see to believe!
What you can’t see in the photo are the steps in the side of the van she used to get up there. Either way, its a long way up for transporting a boat!