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Dec 2, 2021Liked by Grace Evans

Glad everyone made it safely off the river. You should join a group and paddle with them to build up your skillset and learn to read water. Also scratches on the bottom of the boat going form stem to stern should be viewed with pride, you were doing the right thing the water was low or the rock was high, in either case no need for worry or shame you used your boat well. Put some 303 on it and smile when you see the scratches and remember the trip. If you are like me you will end up with a few boats of different materials for different type of water. I am a guide in NYS just south of the grand. If you are looking for a south of the boarder trip next season let me know, I can show your group around down here.

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You're right, a group would be great. And what a lovely offer! I'll be paddling differently this year because I'm having a baby in a few weeks, so we'll see how it goes. Thanks for reading Jim!

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A baby!!! Congratulations!!! Don't worry you will canoe still, babies don't really affect your free time or your life...... well ok they do :) but, think of all the new things to write about!

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This brought back memories of a similar experience on the Grand River. We also gave up our expectations of a skillful paddle on that day trip. Thanks for sharing!

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That is reassuring to hear Deb! Thanks for reading!

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