Sunday, February 10, 2008
Isle au Haut Thorofare
After such a great series of excursions in January, we went nearly three weeks without going out. Oddly, we don't have the weather to blame; there were a number of good days, but other things interfered, like work, travel, illness, etc. Fortunately, yesterday we got out again, and it was gorgeous, flat-ass calm, and we had all afternoon.
We were warm before we started paddling, so we decided to take it easy and avoid heating-up too much. It had snowed Friday night, and the islands were frosted. This is the idyllic winter day we look forward to all summer.
We ate lunch in Isle au Haut Thorofare. Isle au Haut looks pretty quiet this time of year- only about 40 people live there year-round. Kids played in the snow, pulling toboggans with their bicycles or screeching around on ATV's. Some fishermen did a double-take when they saw us and waved.
As we paddled back, we both remarked that the water felt a little heavy. Well, that's what it's like paddling in calm water after three weeks off.