Water Buffs

Luke, a South African living in Toronto, sends pictures from his great photo journal, Tripping:
    “Like Tim, the Toronto water fanatics aren’t allowing less than heatwave temperatures to keep them out of the water.”

Are they all mad up there? It may explain why I like them so. I have home broadband internet access for the first time ever, which means streaming audio of the stately CBC radio, a daily fix of Canada that only rounds out Brooklyn’s charm. Though Tim is in many ways more of a New York nut than I am, he is homesick. A jobless recovery doesn’t welcome back a technology manager who most recently managed bears and wolves and campers. So he has gone back to Canada for a spring canoe trip with some other Toronto water fanatics, and to give thought to moving back to Lake Superior.

The mighty Gowanus ain’t the same without him.

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  1. They seem to be wearing quite a bit of protective gear on the Black River trip. Helmets? Will try to explore his site further to determine more. River doesn’t look all that rough. I’ve noticed a recent trend, however, that outfitters for the Colorado, Snake, and Yellowstone rivers all seem to require that gear.

    Seems a shame to me to be so encumbered. There’s a rather nice, fast little stream named the Current River in southeast Missouri that’s become one of my favorites. You rent the canoes, bring or rent a life jacket, and you’re off. It has a few spots that are a bit difficult….hmm….must find out more about the Black River in the land of canucks.

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