Monday, December 01, 2008

It May Not Be Winter,
But We're Getting There
Bring out the warm, but funny looking, clothes. Temperatures around here are freezing, and one must dress properly. Yesterday, with a gusting onshore ENE wind, we put on the long underwear, fleece tops, dry suits and all sorts of gloves and footwear. Because we were going to play in waves in shallow water, most wore brain buckets.
(Doug's paddle digs into the muck as he launches)
Four of us ended up going out. It seems that the "seasonal" paddlers have lready gone into hibernation. Besides, the day was not suitable for the less experienced paddlers.

(Greg in the strip kayak he made)

It's tough to surf these short irregular waves, but fun to paddle parallel to them and practice bracing.

Only downside was that the onshore action left the shore mucky and weedy...as were we at the end.

Paddle safe...

DS

5 comments:

derrick said...

Where's all the snow?? Snowed like crazy over here.

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

nice effort boys and girls nice effort... just waiting for the ice bergs?

avital said...

COME TO Israel, and have good and warm surf whith us.........

steve said...

lets see more of Greg`s kayak, and yes it is good fun to play in that kind of surf

Silbs said...

The snow came after the paddle, and the icebergs will soon arrive.

Steve, I sent the best pic of his kayak to Greg and asked that he blog on it.

Avital: Just as soon as the grandson is old enough to understand what he is seeing. His mother has dual citizenship.