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May Paddling

While I’ve spent a lot of time getting old backpaddles re-posted, I have managed to get out a bit as the weather’s gotten nicer.

Last Wednesday (May 8) I went for a brief solo paddle, into the Harlem, then to the Bridge to Nowhere. I chatted with a worker at the Henry Hudson Bridge, paddled a bit into Muscota Marsh, and watched a Circle Line vessel roar out of Spuyten Duyvil.

Last Sunday (May 12) I went with some friends, JJ of Wind Against Current and her friend B, with Mister Cowgirl tagging along. We got a later start than expected – 1700 – but paddled north to Italian Gardens, then into Piermont Marsh, then back to where we started at JFK Marina in Yonkers.

Italian Gardens is a picturesque spot north of Alpine, on the western side of the Hudson River. It’s part of a park system, and just back from the shore is a lovely waterfall.

At Italian Gardens, May 2019.
Cowgirl at Italian Gardens.
At Italian Gardens.
Mister Cowgirl at Italian Gardens.
Journey's End.
End of the Day.

We ended at dusk, with just enough daylight to unpack and load our boats.

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