Saturday September 1st we had 5 members of HCKC Sea Kayak group out paddling on Brookville Lake for 8.5 mile trip with some training/practice included. The weather was warm but not too hot.
Most had driven thru some rain on way to Brookville but had a dry start to our paddle north from Dunlapsville ramp. We explored northern area of the head waters checking out the birds and avoiding tree stumps. This area is very similar to north part of Eagle Creek just wider in sections.
We circled back south past the put-in and paddle under the bridge towards Quakertown Marina. We decided to stop at the north-end of Quakertown beach for lunch in the shade of the tree's while geese and turkey vultures fought over a picnic grill.
After lunch it was deiced we paddle a little bit south of Quakerstown Marina to a cove to practice some rolls and changing boats on the water. I pleased to report we had no swimmers. We did have a few brief light rain showers sweep thru while we were practicing.
Wanting to get off water a little early and not wanting to be caught out in any thunderstorms we headed north again towards Dunlapsville ramp. Where we practiced an alternative method to getting out on a dock. Again we had no swimmers. As we where putting our boats on car we could hear some rumbles of thunder in the distance.
A enjoyable start to the Labor Day Weekend.
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