Posts Tagged ‘Columbia’

Last Saturday we took our skin boats for a paddle sailing trip across the Columbia River and up into the Klickitat River with our friends  Nick Wiltz (owner of Windpaddle sails) and Rhonda.   The Columbia was flat, calm and glassy in the morning, perfect for viewing the riot of spring wildflowers.  As we neared the rapids, the wind increased.   We turned around and raised our sails. What fun, going with the wind and the current. Before we knew it we were back in the Columbia. The wind continued to increase so we came ashore and reefed the sails.  The ride back to our launch was very exciting.  A moderate swell combined with a stiff following wind was invigorating and satisfying.

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