Andy and I headed out to Enfiield to paddle the Scantic with a group from the CTAMC. The river was low, but runable. There were 18 boats – 17 kayaks, and one canoe.
Stokers is a ledge with a 3-foot drop and a pile of rocks just downstream. You need to start into the ledge from river left and then move right to avoid the rocks below. I was 0 for 3 running this rapid. All three times I got pushed too far left and flipped in the rocks.
I put a little extra pressure myself yesterday by taking pictures of everyone else running the drop before doing it myself. It would have been pretty embarrassing if 17 kayaks made it through, and the only canoe in the group took a swim. Fortunately this time I shifted just far enough right to miss the rocks, and that particular demon vanished.
Good time - few pictures here: