Wind

By Vladimir Brezina

Why did so many other kayaks overtake us in the 2014 Everglades Challenge? Wind power!

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Next time, we’ll have sails on our kayaks too!

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Wind.

Grasses

By Vladimir Brezina

Grasses 1Grasses 2Grasses 3Grasses 4More grasses are here and here.

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Grasses.

Cardboard Kayak Race 2015: The Thrill of Victory… And the Delight of Defeat

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

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“We’re going to the cardboard kayak races this weekend, right?” Vlad said, looking at me expectantly. I glanced back dubiously.

We’d missed the 2013 race, the first year that the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance had organized the race as part of its City of Water Day, but we’d thoroughly enjoyed the video. Last year, I’d provided kayak safety support for the race, while Vlad took photos. And we wrote it up on Wind Against Current.

As much fun as the race had been, did we really need to experience it again?

Yes, we did! So last Saturday we headed out to Governors Island, on a sultry summer day that started out reasonably comfortable, but promised heat and stickiness by the afternoon.

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Close Up

By Vladimir Brezina

The eye, window to the soul—

Close UpThe never-sleeping eye of a gull, a predatory bird

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Close Up.

Half and Half

By Vladimir Brezina

Half and Half

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Half and Half.

Land Meets Water

By Vladimir Brezina

Land Meets Water 1 Land Meets Water 2Land Meets Water 3Fire Island, NY. From our 2012 kayak circumnavigation of Long Island.

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Land meets Water.

Independence Day

By Vladimir Brezina

Impressions of this year’s fireworks over NYC’s East River—

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Independence.