Monday, July 09, 2007
I went paddling from Floyd Benet Field near Rockaway Beach. I wanted to launch from Plum Beach, but there was no parking there at 17:00. There were actually a line of cars waiting for a space to open up.
I didn't know my way around the field, so I drove all over the place, and launched from a spot fairly far into the bay. It is a funny place with all these abandoned buildings, and strange recreation things going on. Just trying to get to the water I saw a remote controlled car track, an archery range, a remote control airplane field, a guy driving a sail cart, the training ground for the Department of Sanitation, and a Concorde Airplane shell. I realized later that I should have just taken a right as soon as I entered, this would put me on a beach right under the Marine Parkway Bridge.
I paddled out to Breezy Point. It was getting dark, and I had the current against me, so I couldn't go all the way to the end. I found a full can of beer floating in the water, that I am drinking now, 3 days later. Truth: The same thing can make you feel really good and really bad on the same day.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I released this message off of Breezy Pt. in Brooklyn.
We put in at Plumb beach and paddled out to the point.
We wanted to go surfing, but the conditions weren't making any surf, which we expected. It was still a very pretty and windy day. The current was flooding the whole time, so the wind waves didn't generate any surf.
It's always windy at Plumb Beach.