Monday, February 09, 2009

The Kid is Back
Ice, hours of sitting while doing class prep, some mild sciatica and a busted back band have conspired to keep me off the water since November 30th of last year. Yesterday, that all changed. I hit the water with my new back band (thanks Doug) and got in my first real paddle of the year. I limited my distance as the sciatica was not quite gone.

We found a three foot opening in the ice shelf and were soon enjoying a nearly windless day with temps around 40F. Bob was first in and chose to step off the small shelf that is left.

Doug, as usual, decided to risk brain-freeze and got in a roll in the freezing water.

Sherri, in her Explorer, also seemed to happy to be out there again.

Now, for another first. JB, Nydia are I are getting together at our regular spot for coffee this morning. We should all wear carnations so we recognize one another.

Paddle safe...


DS

2 comments:

DaveO said...

Bravo sir! In this country, the first paddle of the season on 8 Feb is notable. I spent the weekend perspiring.

steve said...

break out the champagne, winter is officially over now that you have had your first paddle of the season