SUP on White Potato Lake, WI
- Lake Size: 1023 acres
- Max Depth: 11 feet
- Water Clarity: Low
Finally! Warm weather! I'm a bit exhausted from chores earlier in the day but eager to paddle. I meet Danelle at the end of her driveway on my way. She has her kayak strapped to the top of her Jeep Wrangler, and I have my Paddle North Loon paddleboard on the top of mine. We turn down a twisty dirt road that leads us to the put-in and launch onto breezy White Potato Lake.
The lake seems bigger today, the homes lining the lake look like tiny cottages. Paddling against the wind is work, but I feel steady on the Loon and the board tracks true. Puffy white clouds slide by and I snap some pics of eagles soaring overhead. Turning to paddle with the wind, I pick up some speed and the board gently slap-slap-slaps on the waves with my momentum.
With the number of strokes I'm able to get on a side, I find I can concentrate on my paddling form. I'm less tentative and can really reach out and let my torso bring me through the stroke. I definitely have to work on my right side paddling though. I find the same holds true in my white water canoe. I'm just more comfortable steering and stroking on the left. I guess I have all summer to work on that.
We don’t spend as much time out as I’d like, but paddling with a good friend, floating, chatting, laughing, and watching the eagles soar overhead makes it worthwhile. Now back home for more chores.
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