Before last week I had not paddled since I hurt my shoulder at Maytag on Wilson Creek in April. It was time to get back out. First thing first I started out with a few runs on the Catawba. It felt great to be back on the water and both shoulders felt ok. Next I reached out to Wesley and suggested a Cheoah run. He was game and introduced me to a new friend, Jon. The three of us took our time on the river, caught a bunch of eddies, discussed lines, made the moves and had a great long day on the river. I much prefer that to a quick run down and rush back to town.