My wanderings and ponderings with a little kitsch thrown in for good measure.
I also have seen boaters today. There were people sea-kayaking. Very brave this time of the year if you ask me.
Actually, I wouldn't have been surprised to see Kayakers on the Lake. It seems to be a part of their sport to challenge the elements. Brave is a good word to describe sea-kayakers.
Too close to the water in February, you'd get splashed. i don't go boating in the keys even at least until April.
I assure you the photos were taken with a zoom lens. I was well away from the water.
Brrrr. Brave indeed. The breeze going over the water at the speeds they row would really be chilly and it doesn't look like they have gloves on.My hands would be cold and white before the boat was in the water.
Yes, not a good activity for one with "patriotic" hands. Here the sun adds heat, but still I would think it would be chilly. Of course, they are burning calories like mad which would make even a bigger difference.
I am not sure I would like my hiney sitting in a boat in cold water this time of year. At least on the bike I have 10,000 layers of insulation to keep me toasty warm. We have rowers here all year long and the row on the Gorge Waterway is which tidal. Brrrr.
I've never been good at dressing for cold weather activity. I always seem to over dress. Like you I'm much better at dressing for riding the bike. I pretty much know what works for what temperature.
Believe me rowing is a challenge when the weather is fine ... let alone when it is cold. They are hard core! Our water is still 'stiff' no rowing here - ice sailing maybe!
Oh, I love watching the iceboats! I spent a winter living on a lake in Michigan and there were iceboats out every weekend. And, the sound. Awesome.
Dear Keith:A friend of min is into competitive sailing, J-Boats, and belongs to a yacht club in Boston. They have a frostbite league and take up to 25 boats out on the weekends — from December through March — on Boston Harbor. They often have to shove snow or pound the ice off the decks. One shot she sent me, showed the lines freezing in the blocks when they were under way. Of course, the guys who were rowing saw you and thought, "Look at the nut on the bike."Fondest regards,Jack RiepeTwisted Roads
Being passionate about something certainly changes what a hardship is. I understand how people would do what your friend does. I wouldn't. It's not my passion. Ah, but riding....there I'm a little crazy.Actually, I get the "Look at the nut on the bike" all year round.Thanks for stopping by.