Strange but fun!
This is pretty cool - I've been writing Frogma for a long time and it's sometimes surprising finding out who's reading it. Well, in August I found out that a writer for Boating Times Long Island had found it and enjoyed it enough that she wanted to do a story about me. I said sure, she sent me some questions, I sent her a hideous pile of verbiage and she took that mess and used it to write an article that (although it feels a little egotistical to say this) I really enjoyed reading! I'd read Boating Times LI before Melissa wrote the article and I really liked the balance they struck between fun on the water and responsible boating; she did that with this article, including the safety tips she'd asked me but still getting the fun factor (which is of course what keeps me doing it!) across.
Click here to check it out - unless of course you've just come here from there, in which case please stop and visit for a while, I've had some very good adventures this summer. Whalewatching right off my own city, a fantastic surf workshop at Democrat Point, a Norwalk Island trip, meeting an amazing lady who is paddling from Maine to Guatemala (just scroll down for those three, thet were quite recent), all kinds of good stuff, and maybe best of all, a 7-day solo paddle down the Hudson River from Waterford (just north of Albany) to Brooklyn. That last one totally would've been on my most-memorable list except that Melissa interviewed me a couple of weeks before I left and I was being very superstitious, I couldn't bring myself to brag about something I hadn't done yet, and this was a big first for me, I'd never done a multi-day paddle on my own before. It was great!