|Margo and Jill making their outrigger canoes fly!|
The two days in bed has helped my cold a lot. For the first time in many days I din't feel the continuous sweeps of chills as I started out paddling.
The Reed Beach neighborhood put on a fantastic sendoff for me with lots of folks around, including a photographer from the local paper. Daniella's mother is a teacher and her high school students all sent me hand written messages of support. Danielle had a lovely little silver bracelet for me with a theme of perseverance.
The water was so calm in the Delaware Bay - what a chance of pace! The highest wave was about 6 inches! Margo and her friend Jill came out to meet me from Bivalve in their speedy outrigger canoes and made me a little envious of their craft. I paddled 12 miles and they paddled 9 miles in the same timeframe, but I had the current and wind with me the whole time, and they paddled against for it half the distance.
|Historical photo of the Oyster docks at Bivalve|
|My host Laura at the Bayshore Center|
Paddle Day: 46 Date: October 13 2014
Start: Reed's Beach End: Bivalve
Distance: 12 miles Total distance: 605.8 miles
Max speed: 5.4 mph Moving ave.: 3.9 mph
Kayak storage: Longreach Marina Host: Laura Johnson, Bayshore Center at Bivalve