Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Slowed to a crawl

Rock garden off Kelligrews

Winter is a time when most paddlers put away their paddling gear and dream about warmer weather when they can get out again. Myself and a bunch of fellow kayakers paddle all year round. The cold doesn't bother us. After all, the technology we're taking advantage of was developed in that climate.

But this year the weather hovers between winter and fall. Wet windy dreary days that are too miserable to make dragging out the kayak worthwhile.

But we live in hope. The first thing I check in the morning is the weather forecast. Today - good news. The long range forecast for Saturday is mainly sunny, 0 degrees C with west winds at just under 10 knots.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. My dear friend, boulder fields are on land. This is a rock garden!

  2. You are of course right Malcolm, what was I thinking? Talking like a newbie! I'll have to change that description.

    Tony :-)

  3. Then, of course, there is the type of rock garden that people have in their backyards.