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Travel Theme: Orange

By Vladimir Brezina

This orange had traveled far, but this was the end of the road…

End of the road for an orange(Everglades Challenge shakedown paddle, April 2013)

A contribution toward Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Orange.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Fray.

Rival tugboats enter the fray in NYC’s Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition.

They engage in single combat…

Meagan Ann vs. Buchanan 1
Gage Paul Thornton vs. Vulcan III

… as well as a general melee

Four against one: the Millers surround Gage Paul Thornton!
A Miller melee

More photos from the 2012 and 2013 Races are here and here. And the 2014 Race is coming up in just one week, on Sunday, August 31st. We’ll be there!

City Sunset Silhouettes

By Vladimir Brezina

In the middle of the city, you don’t see the horizon. Well before sunset, the sun dips behind a dark palisade of silhouettes

Central Park sunset 1
Central Park sunset 2
Central Park sunset 3

To see the sun touch the horizon, you must climb very high

Manhattan vista at sunset

or, down below, wait for a very special day

Manhattanhenge 500(Manhattanhenge 2014)

Or, of course, watch from your kayak on the river!

Hudson River sunset 1
Hudson River sunset 2

A response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Silhouette, and Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Horizons.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Silhouette.

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Sailing across Tampa Bay at sunrise, at the start of the 2014 Everglades Challenge.

Travel Theme: Endearing

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Endearing.

I know people are expecting photos of cute babies and furry animals, but I love my invertebrates…

… cautious conch

Cautious conch

… feisty fiddler crab

Feisty fiddler crab

… serene sea slug

Serene sea slug

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Texture.

Waves sparkling in the afternoon sun in the Lower Bay of New York Harbor

As kayakers, we pay close attention to the texture of the water around us.

Typical summertime conditions in the East River
In the hole in the East River

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Travel Theme: Simplify

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Simplify.

We are bringing all that on our kayak trip? We should simplify!

All that stuff??

And we have. We’ve learned that Nature will provide what we need—

— an easy chair to relax in after a long paddle

Easy chair

— a beer cooler

Beer cooler

— a stove to cook dinner

Stove

Nature is very helpful these days ;-)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Zigzag.

As every sailor knows, the most direct way to the destination is usually a zigzag—

Zig
... and a zag
... and a zig

Kayak sailing on Long Island Sound, 2007. Story and more photos here.

Travel Theme: Meeting Places

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Meeting Places.

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in NYC’s Central Park—

Bethesda Fountain

where you can blow bubbles

Blow bubbles

get married

Get married

have a conversation

Have a conversation

row on the lake

Row on the lake

and dance discreetly

Dance discreetly

or not so discreetly

Dance not so discreetly

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’, Take Three

By Vladimir Brezina

Catching a wave on the Jersey Shore…

Catching a wave 1
Catching a wave 2
Catching a wave 3
Catching a wave 4

In response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Summer Lovin’. The first two responses were here and here.