. . . GREENLAND PADDLE! I got it in late June, finally, after months of waiting for it. By then it was too hot for me, so I still hasn't used it prior to Sunday. I did attend a largely useless safety class, but didn't use the GP b/c I didn't want to damage it. And I paddled in OR and BC with borrowed/rented equipment. But on Sunday it finally cooled off a little here and I took the boat out. I LOVE THE PADDLE!!! I had only used one once, more than a year ago at a Paddlefest event here, but I knew right off that I liked them. This one was made to my measurements and specs by Lumpy Paddles in NC (http://www.lumpypaddles.com/). It's so lightweight and just feels good in my hands. It took a little getting used to a different stroke, and then I was cooking. And the good news is that now I have a complete spare paddle on my boat, instead of the half-a-paddle I've had up to now. ;-) I was only out for about 3 hours, as I got a late (for me) start and the sun was warmer than I liked, but it was a nice paddle on a pretty day. Very little wind, which made it a bit dull. I stopped for lunch at what appeared to be some kind of private summer camp. Decided to ignore the sign because the Army Corps had really raised the water level, basically eliminating all the usual landing beaches, and this was the only place I could find! I figured that since it's Sept. there would be no one around to object, and I was right.