Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime!

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Lunchtime.

When lunchtime rolls around, we’ve already been paddling for hours—and we are starving!

Sometimes we land. Over the years, we’ve had lunch in many memorable, picturesque spots—

Sandy Hook, NJOn the Hudson River near SaugertiesPea Island, Long Island SoundSouth Shore of Long Island

But often it’s just not convenient to land. We have our lunch on the water—

Off the Rockaways, New York City

And in winter we really don’t want to get out of our boats at all. We raft up for a few minutes in the lee of a convenient windbreak—on a Manhattan circumnavigation, we head for our favorite barge off Randall’s Island—for some hot tea and salami and cheese—

Our favorite barge off Randall's IslandWhat's for lunch todayHot teaSalami and cheese

And let me tell you, it tastes damn good under the circumstances!

(And a second post on the Lunchtime theme, showing our most recent lunch at the barge, is here.)

105 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime!

  1. I have found that these types of lunches are very memorable. When we travel we much prefer our packed lunches of yogurt, cheese, crackers, vegis and fruit then stopping for fast food. Our outings are on dry land but we have also found those wonderful spots. I felt like I was having lunch with you. ;)

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    • I think there was enough food for three ;-)

      Better not mention fast food… If we were to see a convenient fast food establishment next to the water, with a low dock, we would certainly not be above going for it… fortunately, they are few and far between on our paddles…

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  2. Perfect photos of lunchtime! It’s fun coming to your blog to view your kayaking adventures .

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  3. Now this is my idea of lunch time. Enjoying the great outdoors.

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  5. Life looks grand! ;-)

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  6. wonderful post, you are radiating joy and happiness as you enjoy these simple lunches!

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  7. Peripatetic Eric

    Wonderful lunches!

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  8. There’s nothing like some strenuous exercise to make it all taste really really good! Your model looks like she got a bit impatient with all the pictures in a few of the frames! You better make sure to eat first or she won’t leave you any by the time you’re done taking her picture (oh, hi Johna!).

    Nancy

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    • Johna Till Johnson

      HI Nancy! I wasn’t so much impatient as thinking, “Vlad, are you taking another photo of me with my mouth full AGAIN!!!!?” But you’re right, the reason there are no photos of Vlad is because I am usually in a hurry to get to the food…. I’ll have to rectify that!

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      • If Vlad’s not careful, there won’t BE any lunch left by the time he puts the camera down! I do enjoy though that he puts you in the pictures. My husband doesn’t mind, but my daughter is not as good about it.

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        • Johna Till Johnson

          I’m too nice for that… maybe that’s my problem! But then, if I stopped waiting to eat until he’d finished taking photos, there might be fewer of them… :-)

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  10. Love the details, the candy wrapper, the meat and cheese but the settings are perfection.

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  13. light lunch package!

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  14. aarhrhgg :-D
    Citterio ! Italian Salami ! ;-)

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  15. Lovely scenery for lunch on the go. And there is the ubiquitous green chair! Amazing how that particular design has got around the world.

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    • Johna Till Johnson

      Vlad calls them “dictator chairs” because you always see them in the photos of those Latin American or African dictators. You know the photos I mean: the guy wearing the military-style jacket with the epaulets sitting in the chair with armed guards wearing mirrored sunglasses on either side…

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  16. I enjoy these types of lunches – out in the open enjoying the scenery of nature. Perfect!

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  17. So, how did you get the Adirondack chair into the kayak?

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    • Well, you could almost get it into a Feathercraft… ;-)

      Actually, we find these “dictator” chairs all along the water’s edge around here, usually in the spots with the best view—on the sandy beach facing the sunset, on a little hill looking out over the harbor… People bring them out in motorboats to their favorite spot to make their Saturday night cookout comfortable, and we just borrow them for a while…

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  18. Having lunch while kayaking…I can imagine. :)

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  19. Shore lunches always taste so good.

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  20. So many wonderful places for lunch! Especially the candy bars on the kayaks! :-)

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  21. Apart from the thought of all that paddling, I’m quite envious of your dining arrangements!

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  22. It tastes like a wonderful lifestyle :)

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  23. superb al frescos – Good enough to eat :)

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  24. Candy and coffee on a Kayak sounds like heaven! Fabulous shots Vlad and lovely model :-)

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  26. That’s the best kind of lunch — outdoors! The food tastes so much better when it’s been earned with fresh air and exercise. :)

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  27. Nothing like lunch al fresco. Really fresco.

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  28. My favourite lunch stop was along the coast of San Juan Island last summer. We cooked a warm lunch with our little stoves because it was sharply cold for a summer day. But just as we finished, the sun came out and started to warm us up. We weren’t in a hurry to go anywhere, so we made nests for ourselves in the round pebble beach and used our PFDs as pillows. The whole world just seemed to be at peace. Of course, it was just our little corner of the world that was. But our bellies were full and the sun was finally taking an edge off the cold day. I’ll always remember that best kayaking lunch. Thanks for sharing the great photos, you two.

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  31. The places are wonderful … I’d stop there, too. But, Kayaking … and eating … I don’t know. Great photos ….

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  35. all you need…exercise and simple, yet delicious lunch. excellent!

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  42. Fun… but I still think you’re just a little mad! ;-)

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  44. Johna looks good enough to eat, especially in that colorful closeup!
    Not so sure about the rest, though —
    ;-)

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  45. I’ve had some of my best lunches while out backpacking, so I imagine that is similar to the experience you are writing about :) Looks fabulous.

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  46. What a heartwarming series of photos you’ve shared with us! Thanks for allowing us to break bread with you in many amazing places!
    z

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  47. Wow what great spots for lunch. I can’t imagine eating lunch with one hand while holding on with the other in a bobbing kayak. :-)

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