Maybe I'm wrong. I often am, but it seems to me that fear of liability is knocking the piss out of social paddling. What have we become when finding neighbors to paddle with entails filling out a form and sending ten bucks to the ACA for the privilege?
I've got a phone conference with a client coming up in about an hour and all sorts of other businessy bits to deal with today... so all you get for stopping by today (at least for now) is this photograph of my Rockpool Alaw Bach waiting to take me on an early morning paddle up the Lake Michigan coastline toward the Point Beach lighthouse. Sometimes a photograph is almost like being there... sometimes a photograph just clarifies where you really are.
Alright. It's 5am and we're about 7 hours away from launch. The plan is to be pulling out of the driveway at noon today for the 3 hour trip up to Point Beach State Park near Two Rivers, Wisconsin. All that big stuff that you always remember to pack, is packed. Today we have to remember all the things you always forget. You know.. the stuff you find out later you really, really needed and should have never forgotten in the first place.
Ok, so I'm still a little stiff this next morning. But I did want to get out on Lake Michigan one more time before leaving for Michigan proper on Tuesday. It's actually a pretty nice paddle from Seagull Marina in Two Rivers north to the lighthouse at Point Beach and back.