Back in the USA...
I joined the New York Kayak Company club and paddled a tide race Xcite out and around to see all the old sites.
I went from Pier 40 to Pier 96, then back down, and across to Valentino Pier to my old Red Hook location.
All the public kayak programs were going really well. I was rushing to get to Red Hook, but of course they didn't need me at all. I bought a T-shirt and the only thing I could do to help was to ride a bike up to staples to make copies of the wiavers for them.
I liked the tide-race, but without surf or shallow water, I couldn't really test it out very much.
My shoulder is getting better and better, but it isn't completely fixed yet.
Truth: Some things change, Some things don't...