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!
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!
The March Sunset race had some first time participants. Allan and Molly, friends of Danelle from school, came out to paddle. I brought a canoe and all of the other paddling equipment for them. Unfortunately for me, they were about 30 minutes late. So I stayed behind for the start of the race until they were available.
Eventually, they made it out and I got about half of my normal paddle in. We all went to the bar to enjoy the rest of the evening.