I had some things come up so it was later in the morning before I got out. It was 9:00 a.m. when the canoe went in the water, and I usually try to be leaving the water at that hour. I went to a pond close to home so I would have more time on the water. It was very hot, and there was a dry wind blowing. It felt like it was trying to suck all the water out of everything. It was not the best of times to be on the water, but it was the time that I could finally make it.