Friday, October 5, 2007

Out on Wednesdays

Just stunning out on the lake Wednesday. I get into the office pre-sparrow fart so I can leave earlier, usually around 1500, to be paddling by 1540 or so. There was a slight breeze on my tail for the first two miles from Ebeneezer's put in to New Hope Overlook, and then it died. Which was just fine as I'd forgotten my sail. I've been dying to test out the new base I'd had made for me in California - but more on that when I've actually tested it out!

For the first time in months there were rain clouds on the horizon, but they slowly drifted off to the south (lucky South Carolina, if so), leaving us as dry as ever. Once more, the level of the lake's dropped, and even more counties have banned any watering or car washing whatsoever. In Durham County here, we're restricted to certain watering times on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We're also allowed to top up the pool, but I'm inclined to think that's rather a silly thing to be allowed to do when others are suffering, including Durhamites, so we're not.

The pink hues as the sun slowly died behind the clouds made for beautiful reflections as I made it back to Ebeneezer, 12 miles later.

It's good to get out on Wednesdays.

4 comments:

David said...

It's good to be out any day lately. Office work should be suspended for autumn.

Silbs said...

Pre-sparrow fart???? Is that an imported expression...meaning what?

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Sweet KiWi - Awesome shoreline...
paddle paddle...

Kristen said...

Pre-sparrow fart: even before the birds start singing ;p