Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gunk Holes
It's a term that I learned as a sailor, and it refers to those snug little places where one can sneak into and anchor or explore the shore. I believe it is a New England expression as that is where the shoreline undulates and offers many protected coves for exploration or as a place to drop anchor for the night. In any event, the bigger the boat, the bigger the gunk hole needs to be. Enter the trusty kayak.

For the second day in a week (this year's out door record...but I digress), I was able to get out on the lake, this time alone. I took a Greenland stick and my trusty Romany with the intention of goofing around, practicing strokes and gently testing my rotator cuff. The ice in the harbor had begun to break up, and large chunks floated about creating the equivalent of gunk holes.

It was a pleasant paddle during which I had the place to myself, forgot about the city ashore and poked around to my heart's content. It should always be so nice.

Paddle safe...

DS

7 comments:

Sandpiper said...

Great pictures and I can see you have a lot of fun! I've just spent some time catching up on some of the things here, and also enjoyed your Letters to Joseph.

I can't wait for spring! From the looks of these pictures, I think maybe you're ready, too. ;-)

Ron said...

Very nice! I am patiently waiting for the lakes to open around here. Early season is a great time to be on the water.

Stacey Huston said...

Great site, Maybe some time I will tell you about our conoe adventure(nightmareLOL) Reading your profile, I can see that you are one of the wonderful people out there that enjoys making the most in life, but being in the dr. profession that you are, You know too well that life is too short.. Beautiful site to Joseph by the way. what a great legacy!! thanks for sharing

Silbs said...

Stacey, thanks for visiting and for the nice comments. Life IS short, so we have to pack it all into the time we have.

steve said...

Hard to believe your local conditions, looks wonderful though.

steve said...

Hard to believe your local conditions, looks wonderful though.Also enjoyed your Masik article

Alan said...

test to see if I can now get in with my Gmail account