By Vladimir Brezina

As a reward for setting out in our kayaks on a cold, snowy Manhattan circumnavigation, we raft up in the shelter of our favorite barge…

Reward 1
Reward 2

… and get out the cheese, apples, and hot tea!

Reward 3

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Reward.

23 responses to “Reward

  1. Very atmospheric – I particularly like the middle one

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  2. Peaceful to me. The vibrant colors of the water.

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  3. Beautiful and inspiring, as always!

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  4. Wow, this looks so incredibly cold! I go birding in the rain and cold, and have found hot tea to be the perfect break. Looks like it was fun! :D

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  5. I kayaked through a good chunk of last winter but this year… Brrrr. looks cold!

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  6. That is most definitely a reward for being braver than most of the rest of us. :-)

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  7. Hot tea was a good choice.

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  8. I really love the colour spread!

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  9. Nice photos, especially the last one. I certainly was thinking of you when I made my round-trip in one day to NYC and back, especially while driving south along Hudson Parkway looking at the river. I easily felt the attraction to exploration of the city because of your wonderful entries.

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  10. I can actually taste those apples and that cheese; feel the warmth of the tea trickle down my throat. It’s worth becoming cold and hungry to gain such pleasure from the experience of satisfying one’s needs…isn’t it just!?

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  11. very cool @ ussual…. 8-) …. er kewl as i would say :) lol….
    love ur posts…….. bout a city i’ll prolly never be able to see physically……
    take care…safe sailin….an sane paddlin :) .. Q

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  12. Proves how totally committed you two are to the water! Stay warm!

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  13. Brrrr……only you would consider apples and tea in freezing weather on the water to be a reward Vladimir LOL! But great shots. Especially like the first.

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  14. I truly envy you two … Great shots, I feel the chill which would be really nice right now here in Oz

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  15. Looks Cold, but rewarding indeed. Thanks for sharing this as all of us love it.

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  18. I trailer to put ins unless I’m using one of the short pyrhanas (I used to use a very heavy Loon 111 because it was my first and it broke ice like the Coast Guard.) I cannot imagine the logistics of launching a sea kayak in the city. I cannot imagine how one gets the kayak from your apartment to put in. Nice photos. I wish I was there.

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    • Johna Till Johnson

      Hi Dunelight,

      Actually, it’s very simple: We launch from a shipping container where the boats are stored! You’re right that bringing a kayak from an apartment is a nonstarter–unless it’s a folding boat.

      So launching for us is relatively easy: Open the container, extract the boat, load it up, carry down to the dock, and launch. Ice-breaking, on the other hand… now that gets tricky in any boat!


  19. Love the full blog re the maiden voyage!

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