Thursday, March 23, 2006
This also was the first time using the Matt Johnson greenland paddles. They worked great and it was a good feeling knowing they were something I can make in about two hours if needed. The storm paddle I finished in oil and poly'ed the tips. The full sized paddle was completely bare. I loved the wood feel, it's light weight, and it smells amazing. Paddling with those gives me more of a sense of connection with the water and nature.
So the first paddle of the year was short, due to my absentmindedness and fear of capsizing without floatation or a tulik. But, it sure was fun and I can't wait until the smaller lakes around my house thaw out.
I woke up this morning having to brush the snow off my car. I need spring to get here soon or I am going to go nuts! :)
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
This is not a doctored photo. It came from an article in Africa Geographic. If this doesn't send chills down your spine, you are a braver man than me. All I can say is that I am sure glad that Lake Michigan is sharkless!
I can't stop looking at it! It freaks me out, man!
Looks like a good time to practice his reverse-sweep roll, eh? No?
I bet he was glad he left the Skin on frame boat home that day!