Del Rio is also one of those places where there is no Verizon coverage, so I'm writing and posting this courtesy of the free WiFi at the Del Rio McDonalds. Next time we get Internet coverage, I'll post some Amistad photos.
Before we left Austin, however, Jim wanted to add Lady Bird Lake to our list of places paddled. Lady Bird Lake is actually a reservoir on Texas's Colorado River (not to be confused with the Colorado River that created the Grand Canyon) which flows 862 miles from Lubbock to the Gulf of Mexico.
Other than when we kayaked on a very choppy Lake Superior last summer (me for about 20 minutes before I yelled "Uncle"), it was the windiest time we've spent on kayaks. And because the trip towards downtown was with the wind, we paddled against the wind coming back.
That return trip was a killer.
If we stopped paddling at all, we immediately drifted backwards. So there was no looking at the scenery -- just paddle, paddle, paddle. At one point Jim said "Are you singing?" No, I was counting strokes out loud, which helps me concentrate.
Still fun though.
|Downtown Austin, Texas, as seen from Jim's kayak. Wikipedia says Texas' Colorado River is the longest river in the US to have both its source and it's mouth in one state.|