Open House, Week 4: Paddlers of New York

"It was a friendship test for us, because we were in a tandem."

"Are you still friends?"

"Still friends, I think." (laughs)

"Yeah, I still like you fine."

Week 4 presented the fun and challenging conditions the Hudson is known for. The current was flowing strongly southward, so paddling up past the La Marina boat slips was a workout. The payoff, of course, was a swift and easy return trip.

Some paddlers opted for a gentler cruise around the basin next to the boathouse instead.

Seventy-two guests made for a busy and rewarding morning.

July is coming on fast, but there's still plenty of paddling left this summer. Join us for Open House!

Photo: Steven Shen and Sarah Marza. Hat tip to Brandon Stanton and his excellent Humans of New York project.