By Vladimir Brezina
The calendar says that winter hasn’t started yet.
But what does the calendar know? Paddling-wise, it’s already deep winter here in the US Northeast. The days are short, and once the sun sets, the temperature plummets dramatically. It’s not the season for loitering on the water after dark, and even more so, for landing after dark, unavoidable as that often is. Putting away the boats in the dark, with wet fingers frozen by the cold wind, can be a distinctly unpleasant experience.
So, it’s the season for shorter trips suited to the shorter days—such as the old standby, the Manhattan circumnavigation.
Here are some photos from Saturday’s circumnavigation (click on any photo to start slideshow).
The individual photos are here.