Smollet, I'm intrigued by your Sunday AM paddles of 36 miles, and your all-day trips of 72 miles. In how many hours do you complete the 36 and the 72 mile outings? And what sort of boat & paddle are you using? How often do you make these journeys? Are we talking statute miles or sea (nautical) miles?
I'm sure he means statute miles and I would venture that it takes hime ALLLLLL morning to do that kind of trip. that would take him 6 hours at 6mph (10 min miles)... Still though, this guy is in some SERIOUS good shape.. :-)
I was able to go at 5.98mph average for 8.5 miles the other day and it wasn't TOO hard but I had a 1-2knot ebb.. and I'm a beginner with a 'slow touring' boat..