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beginner paddlers 1 day
Paddle the Don 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
route: E.T Seton Park down to the Keating Channel
length: 12.154km, 1 day
difficulty: beginner

leader: 12.0
organizer: n

offsite report:

(I used the Todmorden station for flow data)

A great year for the Don Paddle. I saw lots of friends out there and a number of VVs. Of note are the unusually good weather for this event and the free wine at the end.

VVs Michel and Courtney made a mid-river rescue of a pinned boat after about 4km. Way to go folks!

http://gallery.vvcc.ca/gallery/ptd2007" title="Morgan runs weir 3 on the Don R.">http://gallery.vvcc.ca/albums/ptd2007/IMGP2151.thumb.jpg" border="1" alt="Morgan runs weir 3 on the Don R." title="Morgan runs weir 3 on the Don R." hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="113" align="right" />Morgan had an unpleasant swim at weir 3, which I take full responsibility for. I told her to raft up with us and then we got onto opposite sides of a rock. Arghh!

She was a trooper though and went back up and ran it for herself and did a great job. Dad is an idiot.

There was a fun tour of the harbour afterwards as well.

You'll find photos in the http://gallery.vvcc.ca/gallery/ptd2007" title="PTD 2007 Pics!">VVCC gallery. Michel got some great ones of Morgan in her Splash. She and her boat attracted a lot of attention.

If I missed folks off the participant list, just let me know and I'll add you.

David Newland adds:

My partner Molly and I did the paddle at the 9 am start.
It was my 5th and her 4th time down the Don. Best one yet... our Scott Wilderness made it through with only minor scrapes - following two guys in a grumman helped, as they made a LOUD noise every time they took the wrong route, and we just went the other way...
Great bird life and a wonderful day for it. Yeeeha!


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