Riverdave Owen announced this afternoon on his Web site that he is ending his popular Wafting the Eno program he began in 1990. From April into October, nearly every day of the week and twice a day on some days, Riverdave led two-hour "wafting" trips on the millpond at West Point on the Eno city park in Durham. On the paddle up, Riverdave would provide a nature lesson about the river he knows better than anyone. On the trip back, wafters were on their own, allowed to kick back in the rubberized two-seater kayaks and let the barely perceptible current carrying them downstream. It was a highlight of summer for the Triangle, an amazing escape in the heart of Durham.
Riverdave said he was forced to end the program because of proposed changes in his contract with the city of Durham. You can read about them here.
I'll be report back in the next few days with more on this loss.