Here's a multiple choice question for you.
Select the thing you would be least likely to consider doing this time of year:
A) Watch the Super Bowl
B) Order take out from Baker's Way
C) Go snorkeling in the Caribbean
D) Ski at any number of Maine slopes
E) Kayak in a snow storm
During our recent snow, just prior to whatever will land this week, I was on a mission to deliver some good cheer (and food) to a local friend.
As I crossed the bridge from Boothbay to Knickercane Island, something caught my eye floating on the water. In the area of the old boat and empty Knickerbocker Ice Works pilings I saw what appeared to be paddles propelling a log.
When I got to the boat landing at Knickercane I swung in, bounced over a snow covered berm, and parked. What the heck?
It never occurred to me that someone would be kayaking in a snow storm.
But, as I watched, the kayaker slipped and slithered along and under the bridge heading for the new dock at the Botanical Gardens. I couldn't believe it.
When I showed my wife the photo her reaction was equally unexpected.
“I've always wanted to do that,” she exclaimed.
Am I missing something here? It seemed like a no-brainer. However, in recent times, my no-brainer button flickers a bit.
Maybe I should be more careful about my assumptions.
But, I'm not expecting to see a fleet of kayaks emerging from a Harbor blizzard, heading for Tumbler Island, anytime soon.