Pictured above plunging through Skinners Falls, the new Howler looks just like the old one, except its beautifully restored and there is no hole on the hull. I'll need to find another use for the duct tape.
A nice soaker keeps the river and its tributaries running strong, a welcome condition in advance of the impending UN School trip. This helps to ensure that we'll have some current to carry us through the headwinds, speaking of which, last Sunday the headwinds were brutal on the Delaware River with gusts over 30 mph.
The Howler can buck a stiff headwind so long as the boat is facing into it. Turn sideways and there's a good chance of being flipped over.