I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as… Willy!
Meet Jean’s new kayak, which we’ve named Willy (as in “free” per the killer whale flick…).
A yak whose slender hull is prest
Against Pier 40’s flowing breast…
A boat that looks so good all day
We’ve got to lift a glass and say:
Enough with the Joyce Kilmer already. Let’s paddle!
Yes, “Willy” the Tiderace Xplore S (as in, small, as in low-volume) floats. And flies. And rolls (Jean-dependent). In fact, last weekend at an indoor pool session, she performed such a Frankenstein sweep-C2C-wha?? roll that everyone guffawed and gave sleek, black-and-white-striped Willy a new name—Zonkey. That’s a zebra crossed with a donkey, in case you didn’t know.
OK then—cheers to Willy Z. And to Randy H. at New York Kayak Company in NYC, where we bought the new yak. Same afternoon, Willy Z’s maiden (?) voyage on L.I. Sound coincided with HHYC Commissioning Day. How handy, they even had champagne!
On our paddle, we discovered another new boat near Mamaroneck Harbor. So new, it’s not even a ship yet. Probably 100 feet, when it grows up.
You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s photo challenge, Works of Art, here.
Bon voyage 🙂