Last Chance to Kayak the Potomac

Fly Fishing from Kayak
Originally uploaded by macmoov

This lovely flickr shot from macmoov reminded me of something I’ve been saying that I’ll do when the weather cools off – go for a kayak paddle along the Potomac.

A little power of google and I find that Thompson Boat Center (located at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway in Georgetown) is running an escorted rental and lunch paddle. This is perfect for kayaking virgins like myself, since they’ll putter alongside of you on a motorized boat, and take you past some notable places. The only remaining lunch paddle this year is on October 28th, and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Not only does next week mark the last paddle, the boat rentals also closes when the water temperature drops below 55 degrees. If you’re not up for a lunch run, then you can rent kayaks on your own, prices range from $8 an hour to $30 per day. See the Thompson Boat Center Web site for more details.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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