My back is a little sore this morning. It would seem that my attempt at exercise yesterday was a little too exuberant.
Imbi and I decided to kayak around a chunk of our island. The lake was relatively calm, save for the wake caused by idiots in their cigarette boats who thought it fun to zoom around the island – burning fuel at a rate of around 2 miles per gallon. But their long-term madness only momentarily disturbed our pleasure.
There’s a revolution happening on the water. Personally-powered boats are surging in sales, as boomers and their children get out of their power boats and get a lot closer to the water – and kayaks lead the surge. At one point yesterday morning, there were six kayaks within a hundred feet of each other. And the two-person kayak in that traffic jam, even carried a puppy.
We bought The Tomato and the The Banana at the end of the season last year from the Muskoka Paddle Shack – a new business with one location. This year they have three locations. I may just drop into their Toronto location today as I’m in town doing business. A friend showed me new paddles that will increase the speed of our kayak…if my back can take it.