Saturday, May 2, 2009
A Great Time of the Year
One of the benefits of being out on the lake at this time of the year is the incredible number of bargains strewn along the beaches. This year I was on the water within hours of the ice leaving and even now share the lake with only a few fishermen. They tend to troll along and don't get to examine the beach litter, but that's where a kayak comes in handy.
Just look at this item stranded on the beach. At first glance it seems to be a down aircraft, but it's really one of those pull toys people ride on once the water warms up. With Mother's Day just around the corner, naturally I realised I was looking at the perfect gift for my 93 year old Mother. She'd just love an excuse for getting back on the water and having some summer fun! Like an idiot, I didn't bring my tow-line with me yesterday when I discovered this item. I'm sure it will still be there today when I go paddling...
Even if it's gone, I saw lots of other stuff. There was a big purple ball (pilates, anyone?), a canoe in need of only a few repairs, some 2 inch lumber (do I see another SOF in my boathouse, one made from genuine driftwood?), in short, all sorts of goods have been left out there visible now that the winter's snow has disappeared. I just can't wait to get out exploring again so see what else I can bring home!