Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here We Go Again
I'm talking about fall. It seems to happen every year about this time. The nights get colder, windshields are frosted in the morning and the vegetation puts on a color show.
As the long as the water isn't in its solid form folks continue to use the water for paddling. In fact, this is the time of year when some canoes, having been in dry dock all summer, come out to see the show.

The big lake, on the other hand, rarely freezes over, and there are only a handful of days when the shore ice keeps us land bound. Still, it will soon be time to put on the long underwear base layer and struggle into a dry suit while hoping we don't rip a gasket. Then, we will paddle in freezing temperatures and return drenched in sweat inside our space suits. Here we go again.

Paddle safe...

DS

4 comments:

Michael said...

OK, so where are we heading to paddle this winter? Sweetwater sounds nice and warm...

Silbs said...

Good question. I don't know if I am going back to work or not. My life seems to be in suspension for a while.

Ron said...

I guess I am looking forward to the changing seasons this year. It would be boring if it was hot and dusty all the time ... wouldn't it??

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Plenty of paddling on many beautiful winding twisting rivers right here in the heartland... lets do it!!