Love is like a Rock
You can’t depend on your teacher
You can’t depend on your preacher
You can’t depend on politicians
You can’t depend on superstitions
– donnie iris
So tomorrow I hop back in my kayak to paddle the Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River along with a group from Rutabaga. Well, that is if the new Jeep starts. It seems to be having one of those battery/alternator/starter issues that simply leave you confused and going nowhere fast. Story of my life! Right now it’s at the mechanics. She’ll hook up the computer and like roulette wheel on a Mississippi River Boat Casino, it will tell me which of the 3 options I’ve selected to experience. It can’t be the battery as I’ve already made that purchase. However if my little wheel of misfortune does happen to land on “Battery”, it will be met with a long list of expletives loosely translated as, “Spin Again!”…
In other news the Gales of November came up in a recent conversation. I remember when “The Gales” was something akin to a Norse legend. Kayakers would meet somewhere along the frozen shores of Lake Superior and duke it out with the cold, cruel sea. The Gales still go on mind you, we just don’t hear the old stories like we used to. Too bad to, I’m sure there are some great stories.
Simon Willis was kind enough to send me a preview version of Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown for review. Thanks Simon! I know one thing I’ll be doing this weekend. Hardly need to watch the video to review it.. I mean.. It is GORDON after all!!
And if you’ve not heard, Down Wind Sports is now organizing the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. Down Wind has been doing a great job with Ladies of the Lake for some years now, so this should be a great thing! They’ve already managed to book Jon Bowermaster to speak. Kelly Blades is helping to get the classes organized and I’ve already said I’ll be there to instruct as well. Sounds like a good time.
So.. that rock is called Van Hise Rock and is somewhat of a geological spectacle in our area. It’s located in a little natural area called, “Ableman’s Gorge“. I was out there yesterday while working on a Natural Areas section of my Devil’s Lake State Park website. If you are interested in seeing more of what our part of the world looks like I certainly invite you to have a look right here.
… now I just have to figure out how it is that people can seem so alien recently.. I must be getting old, daft, stupid or all of the above.. I’m finding it hard to relate… I may as well crawl into a corner and read my new book. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave… “Why would I do that?’ ‘Because your boss is lonely and I’ve got a fridge full of beer.’