Report by Ruth Schaeffer – We lucked out with the weather and had a beautiful paddle from Portlandville up the Susq. river. I had heard a forecast of severe thunderstorms from 5:00-6:00, but by the time we got to the canoe/kayak store in Portlandville, there was nothing on the radar screen, so we got the go ahead. There were eight paddlers this week. Right after we started out, a nice breeze came and we had shade all most the whole way. It was a very calm and peaceful paddle. We saw two different blue herons. The first one had just caught a fish and was eating his dinner. We were surprised because they didn’t seem to be afraid of us or fly away. A great time was had by all.