Day 16 – Rest at Beaumont

May 17 ~ I was exhausted and called for a rest day.  Went to sleep around 8:30pm and slept through 8am.  Most rested I’ve felt in weeks.  Nothing is sore on me, which is pretty surprising.  So far we’ve rested 6 days and paddled 10.  Paddled in to Poet’s Cove to get some water then spent the warm afternoon practicing rolls and rescues.  I got 2 rolls, which makes me feel a lot better about the trip.  If I get into big water, there is a pretty good chance I can right-myself without exiting the boat.  (Phil has a stronger whitewater background and was confident in his roll from his time in Pennsylvania whitewater).  Met some kind folks – Kim and Eden and their dog Skipper, and had dinner with some other paddlers, Jill and Patrick, (fried potatoe pancakes and they shared 2 beers with us).  Washed my hair.


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