I WILL come back to the Erie Canal posts, I have a million pictures, but I did want to share some photos from a short paddle I did in Jamaica Bay today. I almost didn't take my camera, I was just going out for a workout over an area I've paddled hundreds of time before, but I'm glad that I did because the brants are back (sounds like fall out there now, hrrnk hrrrnk hrrrnk) AND there was a spectacular shift in the weather. Forecast had mentioned possible showers and thunderstorms but I wasn't expecting anything this dramatic! I was sticking along the shoreline and I did actually take out at Floyd Bennett Field, put on a jacket, and waited out the blast of the leading edge onshore - the really high winds only lasted for a few minutes and then I was able to carry on. The skies were mesmerizing! Click on first photo for slideshow view.