At it’s greatest width, the Canal running through Chris’s property in NE Bend, OR is only 5 feet or so across. But that hasn’t stopped me from fantasizing about the possibility the canal might just be big enough for my inflatable… After all my Hala Nass board is just under 3 feet rail to rail. Months of contemplating, what if, led to a trial. Sometimes you just have to know.
When I tried to float the canal, two things happened. I confirmed that no, the irrigation canal is not navigable and I met one of the neighbors, visible in the upper right corner of photo 2. He said he was just as disappointed.