Sunflower sales

Yikes a few weeks since anything posted. My bag. Got snagged in the bottomless pit of social media….. Out at Rancocas Creek Watershed Fernwood Springs Farm Stand, watching sunflowers dance eternal, a ripple spreads away, Jersey Fresh, Local as Local Can Be. Support Local Agriculture. Farm Stand Sales Facilitate Funding Adopt a Creek Programs. Paddle on Down.

Yaking in de Heat

Out and about paddling today before heat set in. No camera, floated / lazy paddled around oxbow. Folks who was paddling from Spokane, Washington. They gave it a very chill thumbs up “paddling town” vibe. Very enjoyable, fun chill morning paddle. Constant dipping of hat into creek water and pouring over face and head. Another reason to wear a hat that has wide brim and can hold water. Very good way to paddle “soft” in the heat. Afterwards cold brew at village idiot w jamician curried goat and downtown cheese pizza exemplary/eclectic/fun paddling. Doe, Buck, 2 fawns creekside, a bass boat tacked out of Mill Pond before paddling. heron was about, wood duck.

North Branch, Mill Race “Histology” Drop

.This is the weir at the top of the Mill Race, proper. Parking at Vets Office. (hence – histology). Don’t park there if the office is open. Parking is allowed over at the Mill Dam Park and Pine Street Fire House lots.

Histology is an exemplary, classic white-water chute below a classic ledge drop. Here one can work on and get comfortable with one’s basic, fundamentals of white-water paddling. low and high bracing. leaning downstream into white water compared w leaning upstream. (a helmet is highly recommended). finding the edge in a kayak in white-water. pulling eddy turns in white-water. reverse sweeps of paddle and forward sweeps. working the “main” and “secondary” outwash/outflow.

braces with and against water flow.

avoiding backwash and outwash from the “ledge” (weir). right and left kicks into the main chute. planning and carving white water waves. the higher the water levels of the creek the more extreme “histology” becomes.

w white water follow basic fundamental of safety. wear a PFD. Do not paddle allow. read the drop and area below the drop. leave a paddle plan. respect access. one can have lots of fun in a very nice shaded drop. the weir for sure mimics a white-water ledge drop. do not think your good enuff to paddle through the weir, proper.

this section of the creek is dangerous for paddlers w/o white water experience. if you want to try out white water zap a note along be glad to meet you there and other locations around mt. holly. “histology” is consistent. NO ROOM FOR ERRORS. good place to ease into white-water.

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