Friday I worked on the bus up in Newburgh, and then stayed up in Harriman state park at the Sebago Canoe Club cabin. Saturday, for the first time, I paddled the Mongaup (Class II+) river. As an experiment, I strapped my little helmet cam onto my bow, and got some cool video:
Unfortunately, at lunch time I went to check the tightness of the strap holding the camera on and snapped it! So I missed the second half of the river, which was way more intense than the first half. I was a bit nervous going down, but I stayed upright the whole way and it was really fun. After that, I went to the AMC paddler's picnic out in the Delaware Water Gap, and then headed back to Brooklyn in time for the Hal Willner tribute at Celebrate Brooklyn.
It's been a busy week, beside work on Wednesday I stopped by the Secret Science Club event the Union Hall was sponsoring in Dumbo, but the waterfalls were more interesting than the bands they had playing:
Thursday I got all access passes to the Black Keys at McCarren Pool (the photo is Tapes n Tapes).
Today, I'm catching up on everything getting ready for (finally) vacation...