July 1994: GardinerDamTrip
What do you do when you drive an hour and a half, put the kayaks in the water, and then discover
that someone (who shall remain nameless!) has forgotten to bring the spray skirts. We first tried
paddling without spray skirts, but quickly filled and sank. No fun, so...
Line up under the "No Swimming" sign and JUMP!
The water comes out from the bottom of this lake. The ice has only recently come off the lake. The
water is mind-numbingly cold, about 2 or 3 degrees. Even in a kayak, you get an "ice-cream"
headache when you tip and have to roll back up. Once you hit the water, you did your best to keep
your head above water.
So, this was COLD. I think we did it three times and then drove back into Saskatoon, thoroughly
chilled! Fun to do stupid things right under the sign.