And I’m back. I wanted to take a minute to talk about the most recent adventure I went on with Venture Outdoors: Fireworks Paddle.
At the start of the Pirates game, we headed down underneath the Clemente Bridge, got our kayaks, PFDs and paddles and after some brief instruction, headed out onto the water.
There were a lot of us, and we were much more spread out than on other VO events (since the boats bounce into once another and it’s generally annoying when you do), so it was more of a relaxing, solitary look at the setting sun bouncing off the skyline.
We made our way up to Herr’s Island and then headed back towards PNC Park, all the while, in my head, singing Ride of the Valkyries. As the sun finished setting, the game finished up (Pirates won by the way) and we had the best seats in the house for the fireworks.
It was mentioned beforehand, but I was surprised how much the water and boats were rocked by each blast.
Aside from a jagoff motorboat boat operator (who said he couldn’t see us even though we had lights and to get out of his way as he started to move), it was an awesome night. The staff at Kayak Pittsburgh are amazingly efficient and helpful. VO talked about it on their blog, and there’s another one scheduled for August. Make sure to check it out if you want to see Pittsburgh from a new perspective. I’ll have some pictures posted soon!