Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Sebago Frostbite Regatta - New Year's Day 2007

100% chance of rain. Small craft advisory. So?

No time to write, now, but here are a few pictures from Monday's fun!

And, yes, it was fun!

Kayaking IS a water sport!

Oh, and btw - I have to admit that this wasn't the frostiest frostbite paddle ever. The water was cold but the air was a balmy 50 degrees or so. Properly dressed, it was perfectly fine paddling weather.

And that small craft advisory? Well, the Frostbite crew's official story when we got back was that although it was deceptively calm in the Paerdegat Basin, once you got out past the bridge it was blowing 35 knots, with gusts to 50, and we rescued a motorboat. Only problem is that I haven't quite figured out how to square that story with the story that that glassy calm water is telling. Um - If I claimed that the synchronized balance brace was actually the TERRIFYING AFTERMATH of one of those 50 kt gusts, would anyone buy that?

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