Sunday, August 10, 2008
Paddling my local lake in the summer may not have spouting whales, imposing cliffs or dumping surf, but it does have band concerts. Basically the technique is to paddle over to the park, avoid the ducks, powerboats and swimming kids, pop the sprayskirt, lay back and relax to some seriously good band music.
The more advanced paddler can sneak up to the park retaining wall and get some kid to go over to the pop-corn machine for a bag or two of the buttery stuff. Oh, and demonstrating a few Greenland style rolls is considered bad form at these events. Too many older folks don't see your antics as skills, but cause for worry. So stay in your boat and enjoy the music and popcorn, okay? See ya in the summer!