Oak Orchard River Paddle – 7/14/18

Seven kayak paddlers spotted their cars at the take-out and returned to the put-in near Gravel Road north of Medina in Orleans County.  The river was flowing nicely due to the water contribution from the Barge Canal.  We were joined by a nearly endless quantity of other groups of paddlers and floaters.  (Some were accompanied by floating rafts with ample liquid refreshments).  It was a great day for the trip with warm temperatures and a mildly overcast sky, which is good for photography.  We found a good spot to pull out and have our lunches.  At some point, a very light rain began and one of the paddlers saw a lightning flash so we picked up our pace to the takeout.  On our way home we stopped at Millers Market on Rt. 104. For an Amish food shopping opportunity.

Submitted by Richard Schraven

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