August Sunset Race – 8/8/2019

August celebrated our 129th Sunset Race on the second Thursday of the month. This month, we were going downstream from Greentree ramp in Kirkwood to the Meramec Marina. There, we’ll tie up the boats and get some pizza and beer before heading back upstream. Eight paddlers made the trip. its always interesting taking over the marina tying upĀ  boats anywhere we can get space.

Look closely and you’ll actually see three kayaks in this photo.

Bernie didn’t waste any time getting to his beer. His shirt is soaked from the workout, so its okay.

Melissa has never been here before and loves the vibe!

Jason behind the umbrella post, Jay, and JoJo.

Melissa wanted to see how to get from the marina to land, and loves it.

Overview of the marina.

Looking upriver on the way back. JoJo is in the middle with Melissa in front of the canoe. We had a fun time chatting and paddling.

The Sunset Race is always a blast. Join us any time and paddle with friends!

Hogan Haake

 

125th Sunset Race

Our normal monthly paddle on the Meramec river. Some photos of our fun.

Andy playing Humpty Dumpty. This time he didn’t fall or break, but he also didn’t have time to paddle. Still awesome that he came out to see us!

Bernie Arnold brought me a boat to borrow. We paddled for a bit, but he didn’t have time for the official Sunset Race.

Jo Jo in her race boat with Jason behind her. Can’t remember the orange dude, but very cool guy.

I’m in the foreground with Mark in the boat and my wife Danelle getting ready to join us. A real treat for all of us!

Jay Doty in a skin on frame his son made. That boat is fast and lightweight!

Hogan Haake