Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Good to Know
You feel them, something like a throb in your chest, before you actually hear them. Then there is the throbbing in your ears; and, finally, you see them.
It's a reminder that the Coast Guard has helicopters on the Great Lakes, although none is actually stationed in Milwaukee. It's also a reminder to think about how you are going to make them see you should an emergency require a rescue.
Too few sea kayakers out there lack the the proper flares or signaling devices to allow themselves to be spotted from the air in bright sunlight. There are so many to choose from, and I have written on them before. The idea here is to have something.
Still, it's good to know they are around and that they are ready.

Paddle safe...

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