Week 8: Clear skies and happy throngs

Lots of paddlers turned out for an beautiful July day on the Hudson.

Lots of paddlers turned out for an beautiful July day on the Hudson.

No thunderstorm warnings. No chilly breezes. No overexcited meteorologists.

This week, for the first Sunday in a while, the forecast called for an uncomplicated summer day. The Open House crowd responded with the highest turnout of the year, hitting 82.

An increasing southerly current throughout the morning made conditions a little challenging for beginners, but people still seemed happy to be out on the river. Some elected to cruise around in the somewhat quieter waters on the north side of the boathouse—always an option if you prefer a more laid-back experience.

Want to try paddling the Hudson yourself? Join us for Open House!