I went paddling on the Ottawa alone a few times last year on evening nights, parking on the QuÃ©bec side at the Parc du Rocher Fendu and paddling up to Baby face face and Horse shoe, there was always a few young excellent paddlers doing their stuff there and that’s why I wen’t alone expecting people there.
I must admit, I agree here with POBO as far as attitudes…After saying a big friendly Hello to all these young paddlers all I got was smart ass faces, there was no conversation in the eddy, every one hoping that the paddler would miss and get off the wave as fast as possible.
I disliked this experience alot and will not go on my own anymore just for that. I rather be with friends and enjoy my wait time in the eddys laughing and talking, then being stuck with these hot heads in this cold environnement. Good thing I have a Bomb proof roll, the swim would have been a long one with that kind of entourage.
HAPPY PADDLING !