Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Release Date 11/22/2008
I released the message in Jamaica Bay while kayaking.
It was a bitterly cold day, below freezing with 25kt wind. Originally we were going to paddle from Plumb Beach to a party for the new Gateway Bike and Boathouse East of the Riis Beach in Rockaway, but we modified the plans due to the high winds.
We first went to the new Boathouse site on Rockaway, but we couldn't agree to launch there, so we launched in a more protected area under the Marine Park Bridge.
It was really unpleasant to paddle with gloves and poggies, but it was so cold that I had to, and even then my hands got cold.
We paddled along the Floyd Bennett Field for an hour or so, then turned around as we got cold and drove to the party.
It is great to see that a new Boathouse is starting-up for the Rockaways, and it was fun to meet them, as well as some old friends:
Sometimes you have to change your plans.