As a warmup to next week’s RAID on the Bay of Quinte we will be rowing both skiffs on the Napanee River this Thursday. Several kayaks and a St Lawrence River Skiff will join in the 14K row which includes a stop halfway for lunch and a pint.
The Napanee River is renowned for not only its beauty, but for the fact that it actually has its own tide! The river is known to rise and lower regularly between six to sixteen inches due to the unusual winds which blow across Lake Ontario from mainly the southwest. When the wind pushes, it moves the water to the north shore, and then the water rushes back when the wind calms. The back and forth effect is called “seiche” and can occur over a number of days.