Tuesday, November 4, 2008
- Folks - On Tuesday, Election Day, some of us who work in schools have
the day off, while others do not. I am scheduled to go to work, but,
when I saw the latest weather reports, I decided to burn some leave.
On Tuesday, it is supposed to be generally clear and hovering just
below 70 degrees. The sunrise will be at 6:43 AM and the sunset will
be at 5:06 PM. There is a chance of showers in the late afternoon,
so let's hit the water early and get some paddle time in while it is
still like spring outside.
Let's meet at the Shepherdstown Boat Ramp at 10 AM for an up and back
paddle. Accordingly, I will be at the Shepherdstown Boat Ram at 10
AM for whoever wants to join me on this impromptu paddle.
This will be a relaxing flatwater kayak trip. We will start at the
24-hour boat ramp parking area at the end of North Princess Street in
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, for a leisurely and scenic flatwater
paddle. Please bring plenty of water and a healthy biped meal.
There is a Sheetz close to the boat ramp if anything is needed. The
current therein is very gentle and the water level is low. We will
go up-river for five miles, and then return down-river for five
miles, and the trip should last about six hours. We will stop for a
meal along the way, as well as take breaks for pictorial and other
purposes. On this beautiful stretch of the Potomac, one can go for
many miles and see nothing but the splendor of nature, both flora and
fauna. The foliage is turning in its multi-colored splendor. Please
bring a camera if you can.
Here are the directions for the trip's meeting point: From
Frederick, take Rt. 340 West (which will take you from MD through VA
for a spell and finally into WV over the Potomac and the Shenandoah
Rivers), then turn right at Rt. 230, then go over Rattlesnake Run
Creek into Shepherdstown, then turn right on North Princess Street,
and go until it ends. You are on the city-owned public boat ramp.
If you have any sensible questions, please contact me directly. On
our web site, in the Files section, we have a satellite photo of the