On Sunday, I hit the mighty Ohio River for the 14th annual Paddlefest. It’s a 3-day outdoor celebration, culminating in an 8-mile jaunt down the river in kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards and other hand-powered watercraft. The river is closed to barge and motorboat traffic for a few hours, making for a very peaceful journey, and a chance to see Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from a unique perspective as you make your way down the river.

Photo courtesy of WCPO-TV

 

This was my 5th consecutive Paddlefest, and my 4th in a row with my friend and co-worker Matt. More than 1,400 folks made the trek, and nary a special friend of Ned Beatty in sight. The weather was perfect, the water was calm, and the scene was serene.

Photo courtesy of WCPO-TV

Can’t ¬†wait ’til next year.

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