Spring Jock River Race

Wandering Canuks

I always enjoy getting my gear out for the first paddle of the season – and for the past decade (or longer?) this has often been the Jock River Race, as a fun little paddle. This event draws in alot of casual paddlers, as well as a handful of serious folks out for a race. I tend to end up somewhere in the middle, as I cruise steadily though the scenery, soaking this all in.

Event day can be varied, depending on water levels, and temperature – you have to watch your email and website to ensure there are no schedule updates: it does change depending on water levels, and how quickly things melt. This spring, it was targeted for Saturday April 16, and that’s when it took place! First thing for me is always to find my paddling gear, and ensure I have enough warm layers. Uncovering the kayak…

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