Paddling 30:00  0.25 km (2:00:00 / km)
"Bozo the Packrafting Clown" made an unsolicited appearance in our shared pond during my neighbor's kids party. First up - packrafting with a fat bike strapped to the bow. Wanted to test out the bikerafting configuration with the fatbike rack attached. Worked great, and the weight up front made the boat track much better than it did for the rest of the session.
Fatbike came off, to the amusement of another neighbor who wanted to know how to ride a bike in the water, and then it was time for stroke practice, and messing with seat height and position. It's kind of silly to practice sculling draws to move the boat sideways when a quick flick with the paddle turns the entire boat that direction, but at least the boat cooperates. Let some air out of the seat, dug in my toes, and practiced leaning and edging the boat. Got up on the back tube and threw braces while partially swamping the stern. Which quickly led to...
Re-entry practice! Pretty easy to flip the boat upright and scramble back in, but with nothing to hold on to when falling out, and high, slippery tubes, it's easy to see how boats and boaters get separated.
During all this Jess managed to lose her replacement dog feeding toy in the pond. The replacement replaced the same toy she lost earlier in the week into the pond. I managed to find both, and she happily rolled them around and in and out of the muck while I bobbed around in the same just a few feet offshore.