27 km of paddling bliss or A leisurely 27 km paddle, as leisurely as 27 km can be. Your choice, same event, same boat, same paddling, its a mind thing.
This is not a race,
Boats stay in sight of each other.
Everyone is expected to paddle.
No canned music. We listen the rhythm of the paddles, the whisper of the wind, the rolling conversation and song of teammates.
If you are a dragon boater interested in stepping up to the challenge of steering a 41 foot long dragon boat and your steers person is willing, this is a great opportunity to give it a try in a non competitive environment.
Teams do themes, Christmas, nature, Hawaii Etc. We have fun, we paddle, we chat, we enjoy the moment, we paddle some more.
Two thirds through the paddle we stop for an amazing pot luck lunch (what did you bring?) 100 plus people makes for an amazing spread of delectable food, Pack up, clean up, help ensure the site is spotless before we leave. paddle to the finish in Dunnville. Help pack up, stack boats, garbage in bags.
High Five your new friends.
Porta potties are at the lunch break, often a fire put on by the people that allow us to have lunch on their private property. This is a privilege not a right. Make sure every sign of our stay comes away with us when we leave. This applies to any place on the river, enjoy the moment, take nothing, leave nothing.
Arrive in Cayuga ready for a days adventure. Arrive on time VIP. Shuttle cars. ( Quiet, It is Saturday morning some people sleep in) Make arrangements for return lift to your car if you are not one of the wonderful people volunteering to shuttle.
Stop at Tim Hortons in Cayuga for snack and bathroom break. Next stop is lunch. Be organized, is the launch site clean, nothing left by anyone? ready to board your boat. Relax, Enjoy, paddle, look at the scenery, paddle some more,
Boat ramp on Ouse St at the end of Brant St.
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Boat ramp on Main St W across from Church St. in Dunnville
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