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Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

If it is a "sailing Jones", buy a second, small boat. We leave our Marshal Sandpiper in all winter some years here on Mount Desert Island, Maine. It is warmer on the water some days than it is on the ski slopes. Using the Seal Harbor Christmas tree as a homing signal on those days when the sun goes down before you are done is novel. If you just like being on the water try canoe racing. The first downriver race in Maine is in March. That gives us several weeks of wet fun before we can raise a sail. We paddle all 12 months on the salt water here. being on the ocean all year gives me a much clearer sense of the changing seasons. Wildlife changes. It is very clear by February 1st that winter is "letting go". A New Years Day paddle has been a tradition for a long time. An addiction to the motion of the ocean and the smell of the salt air is a good one to have. Develop it with gusto! Avoid sea smoke! Burr! Wet suits, etc. are required safety gear.


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