By Johna Till Johnson
“What do kayakers do in the wintertime?”
That’s easy. We kayak! That’s what drysuits are for.
But even the staunchest of paddlers can’t do much when the water goes solid. So when Matt Kane of Prime Paddlesports announced pool practice sessions in Dobbs Ferry starting Jan 7, I was (literally!) the first to sign up.
It’s delightful to work on basic technique in water warm enough for a T shirt and swim trunks. And being around fellow paddlers in a group is something I’ve missed. Both are reasons I signed up for the Sweetwater Kayak Symposium in Florida in February.
But that’s still a month away. So in the meantime there is this:
Calm, warm, and brightly lit, the water beckons!
Coach Julie and a student prepare in matching boats…
Getting wet is fun when it’s warm…
But I am looking forward to the next few sessions—and if you’re a NYC-area paddler looking to brush up on technique during a cold month, I’d love to see you there!