As has become our custom, we returned to Owasco Inlet for some spring paddling, joined by friends Tim and Sherry. A year ago, we had quite the disastrous outing in the muck. If anything, the launch site is even muddier and more difficult than ever but we tried to be very careful launching and returning in the muck. This time we averted disaster (narrowly in my case). It’s worth the trouble–it’s a lovely paddle in a very diverse community of plants, birds, and beasts. This year, the inlet was mostly clear of debris so we were able, for the first time, to paddle the 4.2 miles to the Moravia bridge and then enjoy the leisurely trip back aided by the current.