Sunday, January 12, 2020

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Remember the "One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other" song from Sesame Street? Hum that song while you review (click on the photos for details as usual)...

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Did you guess?

That's right - NO TRUSTY ROMANY. Boo. It was a beautiful, beautiful day on the Paerdagat Basin today, temperature in the 60's and sunny, but just howling winds. See those light streaks on the water behind the docks in the neighboring boat club? That's the difference between the areas protected from the wind in the lee of the docks and the surface that's feeling the 25 mph winds.

The weather gods have been teasing me unmercifully since the holidays ended and work is back to normal - we are 7 work days into 2020 and I swear that half of those would've been beautiful paddling days (remember, a careful paddler is going out waterproof this time of year so a little rain is no trouble at all - freezing rain is icky but plain old watery rain is OK). But the weekends have both been busts. Boo! After all the great paddling I squeezed into December I'm really missing being on the water. Hope things improve!

I was at the club for an instructor meeting - summer seems so far away but it's time to start making plans for the 2020 season. The meeting was at 10 and I was really, really hoping that it would work well to go for a paddle afterwards - but nope, not for me, not today.

Oh well. I guess being forced to kick off one's paddling year in Florida is not the worst thing in the world.

January 2019...repeating soon!

1/13 update: 
This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Northeast wind around 6 mph.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
This is what I'm talking about  - howling winds all weekend followed by 3 days of perfectly fine paddling weather while I'm at work. BOO! Come on 2020 weather, shape up! 

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