Paddle from Columbia Island Marina under the Humpback Bridge out to the Potomac and then upriver past the monuments to Roosevelt Island returning via Boundary Channel. As this is a bit of a shorter paddle, we should be done by 4pm. This will be a moderate pace paddle that will most likely include some SUP paddlers (will be cross posted to my SUP group). We will try to launch as close to 1pm as possible to make sure we are back well before dark.
Should be a gorgeous day. I know it will be warm but remember the water is still really cold so wetsuits or drysuits please (NO COTTON unless you are a rabbit in which case cotton tails are permitted :o). As always folks are responsible for their own safety but dressing inadequately still puts not only the paddler in jeopardy but the entire group as well so please keep that in mind.
Please remember that Columbia Island can only be accessed from the non-water side of the G.W. Parkway so if coming from Alexandria or 395 it will be necessary to go well past the Marina to find a turn around point so keep that in mind when planning your route and the time it will take to get to the marina.