New Year’s Day Paddle – Hyde Park to Norrie State Park

2015 New Year’s Day Paddle 

The River Connection Boathouse at the Hyde Park Landing to Norrie State Park

Max air temp 33 degrees.  Water temp, not far from solid in the harbor.  35 degrees on the main body of the Hudson.

As you can see from the Slideshow, Bermuda shorts are not the recommended paddling attire for mid-winter paddle fun.   Drysuit and lofting layers underneath along with a good breakfast and a hearty lunch make, good company and sunny skies make for an invigorating start to the 2015 paddling season.

A brisk wind from the SW kept building through the day and made for a bit of 2′ chop on our way back southward but didn’t stop any of us.

We’ll see what winter weather brings as to how long the Hudson will stay ice free

 

 

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