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Re: [KingstonPaddlePals] Fw: What can we expect going up the Waterford locks?

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  • Diane Dintruff
    Thanks Rachaele, Someone else told me there was a lookout with a great view somewhere on the locks, but I assumed it was near lock 6 where I didn t find it
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 29, 2010
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      Thanks Rachaele,
      Someone else told me there was a lookout with a great view somewhere on the locks, but I assumed it was near lock 6 where I didn't find it last year. I'll ask someone tomorrow if I can't find it. Diane



      From: RACHAELE RAYNOFF <rraynof@...>
      To: KingstonPaddlePals@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, August 29, 2010 12:02:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [KingstonPaddlePals] Fw: What can we expect going up the Waterford locks?

       

      I did the locks both ways with 3 kids several years ago. Aside from their splashing each other :) it was fine. Out of caution where the ropes were too high for little arms we had them hang on to our boats. I recommend bringing work gloves because some of the ropes are oily. If there's another large boat in the lock, holding on gives a sense of comfort that the kayaks won't get pushed into it.

      Also, we drove back up and around because the views/photos from lock #5 (if I remember correcty) are spectacular and it's worth it for the kids to be able to walk around on top of the gates to see the mechanism.

      Have fun!

       

      From: Diane Dintruff [mailto:ddintruff@...]
      Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 11:31 AM
      To: KayakGroup1 <KingstonPaddlePals@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [KingstonPaddlePals] Fw: What can we expect going up the Waterford locks?
       
       



      ----- Forwarded Message ----
      From: "aamapes@..." <aamapes@...>
      To: Diane Dintruff <ddintruff@...>
      Sent: Sat, August 28, 2010 9:13:12 PM
      Subject: Re: What can we expect going up the Waterford locks?

      It's been quite a few years since I did it up and down. I remember it being easier if we did not hold on to the ropes or cables, whatever they were. I can't say about the beginner or child - I just remember it being less dramatic than we expected when the water comes in.

      Have fun - Alan


      ---- Diane Dintruff <ddintruff@...> wrote:
      > Hi Alan,
      >
      > We're doing the paddle around Cohoes Falls again Monday.  Last year we only went
      > down, but this year we want to go both ways.  Should we be nervous about going
      > up?  Is it OK for beginner paddlers?  Can you tell me anything about what to
      > expect going up?  last year,we were surprised to learn that we didn't even have
      > to hold on going down.  Would it be OK for an 11 year old?
      >
      >
      Diane
      >
      >
      >     



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