First paddle of 2013

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Five of my teammates and I decided to head out onto the water this morning in one of the club’s OC6 (6 person outrigger canoe) and paddle around the lake for some extra cross training since it’s still technically the off-season for another couple more weeks.

We weren’t pleased, when we got to the boat and noticed that it wasn’t covered correctly when it was last used. There was at least 2 gallons of water in the boat and ice that was 3 inches thick that we had to deal with. :angry:

It felt great to be back on the water, I can’t wait until the 2013 paddling season to officially starts.

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Happy August – Message in a bottle

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Hope everyone is having a great August/summer so far?

At my last dragon boat practice (Wednesday) while we were taking a break between a set of endurance pieces, one of my teammates noticed a glass beer bottle floating near our boat just a few feet away. As we got the bottle into the boat, we decided to read it once we finished our practice as it would give us something to look forward too.

From that moment on to when we finished our practice my teammates and I were trying to guess what that note said, a lot of us thought it would say something in the lines of send more beer lol. It did take a few minutes to break open the wax seal that they made. When the note was being read aloud, it read, “Yay you floating bottle, you get two merry bears”. (The note came with two gummy bears) everyone started to laugh. It was great fun and a great way to end an awesome yet hard practice.