|Nice paddle on Hopewell Lake.|
I have managed to get some of my gear in order and I'm still hoping to get my kayak on the water once before Tuesday to make sure my new scupper plugs work and I don't have a water-logged backside the entire trip.
For all of you who are going on the sojourn this year and are feeling a little unprepared and like it's approaching more quickly than you've prepared for, don't worry, we're in the same boat.
I will admit, although I'm a bit ashamed of this fact, that I have never kayaked the Schuylkill before. That said, I am looking forward to getting on the water with the rest of the sojourners out there.
If you're someone who has done the trip before and have advice that you can offer, please comment on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am wondering about essential things to bring that I might not think of.
On my list of things to pack are bug spray, sunblock SPF Irish American, my tent, sleeping bag, Thermarest, headlamp, all my work equipment, appropriate clothing, rain gear (hoping Murphy's Law will kick in with regard to the rain gear), probably a book and a journal. What other obvious things am I missing?
If you're a fellow first time sojourner, do you have any questions you want answers to? Email or comment, or reach me/follow me on Twitter @I_M_BrandieK.
Is everyone as excited as I am at getting a view of our communities from river level? I hope so.