Monday, April 24, 2017

Opening Day at the Sebago Canoe Club

Sunday was Opening Day at the Sebago Canoe Club, and what a stunning day! 9 of us went out for a great paddle before the potluck and General meeting - it was beautiful, clear, and calm, with the Manhattan skyline very visible in the distance. A few of our sailors got out too, and our safety boat was launched successfully.  

This was my first paddle since February, and my first paddle on Jamaica Bay since January 1st, and it couldn't have been nicer. Forecast had called for light rain on Sunday up through the end of the week, but timing changed, the light rain was on Saturday (not enough to dampen spirits at the NYC March for Science though!) and then Sunday was just spectacular. I required wetsuits or drysuits because the water temperature is still in the low 50's in Jamaica Bay. The air temperature was in the high 50's, and we were all kind of steaming in our gear as we paddled down the Paerdegat Basin, but once we got out into the bay all was well. Wonderful paddle, so good to be back out on J-bay with friends after a kind of hectic Spring - work's always a bit bonkers this time of year, and Saturday's memorial service marked the last (hopefully) of a string of losses among people who have touched my life in one way or another. I'd been aching for a nice quiet paddle with friends for weeks, and this was just perfect. Click here for more pictures, the day was about as photogenic as they come!  

4 comments:

Haralee Sleepwear said...

I always love your pictures. The water looks so inviting. Everyone in your pictures, almost everyone, is smiling looking that indeed it was a great opening day!

Alana said...

So different from the things I do - beautiful day, wasn't it?

bonnie said...

It was so gorgeous, we were in heaven. I did a little gardening too, it's apparently been the best spring EVER for a native plant called Ajuga and it had completely taken over my bed!

clairesgarden said...

it looks gorgeous, nothing like getting out on the water to clear the mind.