Not a whole lot of time to write lately, but since Curt caught a quick photo when we went out for a paddle last week, I figured I’d post it. This is a rare sight – a picture of me standing upright on my paddleboard. Whenever the water gets too choppy, or murky, or a boat draws near, I retreat to kneeling or sitting on my board. Hoping to outgrow the scaredy-cat stage soon…

We usually use the small, deserted beach off Rocky Neck Park to launch from, since there’s parking nearby and it’s protected so there are few waves. However, the other day we decided to launch from the other side of Rocky Neck, and paddle around the inner harbor instead. We spent over two hours following the shoreline, in and around all the nooks and crannies in the harbor – the fish pier, the inlet near the brewery, then across to the Paint Factory and back down and around Rocky Neck, stopping briefly to say hello to our friend working at the Madfish. We snuck up on what might have been a private dock, as the tide had gone out and it was impossible to get back up the rocks we’d climbed down from with our boards. Again, I wish I’d had a camera with me to take pictures of all the fun things we saw, like a pair of Loons, and of course Curt’s usual hijinks, but I haven’t come up with a waterproof solution yet. Hopefully I will soon.