Much longer paddle today - pushing it a bit given no one had done more than two hours of paddling this year. I thought it would be about 30km and ended up being a little further as I am sure we were not taking the direct straight line route. We had very calm conditions for the first two hours (I did 45 min of tempo here just out of curiosity about speed) but shortly after the Kerbyville ferry the wind picked up. Normally the wind blows north to south (at least near the dam) but unfortunately we had a headwind today. We plugged along with a 20% reduction in speed for the next couple hours and then things calmed down again. I really enjoyed the paddle past the Downie slide as the lake is very narrow (there were several rapids in this section of river before it was flooded). It was also interesting to take a look at the Downie slide and appreciate what Tom and Russ are often working on. The wind picked up a little for the last hour... warm day with temps hitting 27 degrees. I sunburnt a few weird areas on my arms as the paddle stroke must expose the inside of my arms more than runnin/biking does. Body felt OK - certainly got fatigued and couldn't maintain the same pace towards the end. Forearm was the only thing getting a little sore.