From left to right: (red paddle: Kathy W), Barbara B, Anne W, Dan Y, Ann Marie S, Karen L, Ann Marie D, Robert R, Dennis D’A, Mary McG, Cathy P, Nancy Q, Paul W, Ellen W, Meredith P
Wow! 16 Gang members met at Foote Brothers Canoe and Kayak Rental in Ipswich on a cool, cloudy day for the TOHG paddle finale, and what a great day it turned out to be! The sun never came out, but there was plenty of sunshine on our faces. It was an easy, peaceful, 1-hour paddle to what we thought was the end of the river where we came across a barricade of fallen trees and debris. We were about to turn around when Dan, Robert, and Meredith adventured through a small opening to the other side for a brief peek. Didn’t take long for them to return, (I guess it was “spooky” back there), so we turned around and floated downstream to the landing to pack up and head to the Clam Box for a delicious lunch where long time members, Sue Rogers and Dick and Millie Clark, met us for lunch and camaraderie.
A perfect ending for a perfect season. We are planning a great season for next year—so far we have commitments for 8 kayak trips: 2 in the south, 2 north, 2 west, 2 central. If you think you’d like to join us, be sure to update your profile to include Kayaking as one of your interests. See you in the spring!