Notice the map and the turns in the river. Being runners you can instantly recognize the extra mileage created with each of the turns. More than half the trip was all up stream and my arms were screaming at me.
I paddled constantly to try and keep up with John and the guide. Occasionally they would stop and rest; let me catch up and then off they went again. The guide had us paddle the tangents, not only for the shorter distance but also the current is weaker on the inside turns.
|John and the guide bringing the kayaks to the creek|
|There's an alligator in the water on the left.|
Since I still have a sore foot from having the warts burned off my heel and I'm not running, I was happy for the cross training. It was a great trip but a lot of work. Tomorrow I'll run again and focus on getting ready for my half in November.