13 hours ago
Monday, January 01, 2007
Wow, what a wonderful day! Rather than complain about the fact that there's no snow, some of us weird folks rebel. The annual Fog Bowl is an informal paddle, mostly made up of members of Mad City Paddlers, our local paddling club, plus a bunch of other folks who show up to spit in the face of Old Man Winter. We get some help from Wisconsin Power and Light, now called WE or something like that, who have a coal-fired power plant near Poynette, WI. Lake Columbia is the cooling pond for the plant, and the water was a balmy 70 degrees, warmer near the outlets where the water comes from the plant's turbines. Since it was only 35 degrees (rather than the normal zero F or less), there was less fog. It was fun...
The picture is of my kids, Whitney in her own boat and Ian testing an Impex Force 4. Really nice, even in some significant chop...Ian gives it a thumbs way up.
Posted by canoelover at 3:57 PM