August 17 Paddling back to HHYC on a balmy Wednesday “Kayak Night,” we encountered huge schools of bunker—and August’s magnificent “Sturgeon” (almost-full) Moon. Native Americans gave distinctive names to each recurring full moon, and Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior agree that sturgeon fishing is best right about now.
Some tribes call it the “Red Moon,” thanks to its reddish appearance through August’s sultry haze.
This week’s Discover Challenge is perspective. Last Sunday, our dear friend Luke, aka Kayak Hipster, and his camera drone (!) supplied an all-new birds’ eye view of us paddling—and Horseshoe Harbor coming back to life. No telling what that curious seagull thought about it! 🙂
UGGHH, WIND!! We kayakers try to dismiss it as “air with attitude,” but sometimes that just makes it mad. On rare occasions, though, we find wind delightful. Like, when a tailwind surfs us all the way home. Or THIS: one artist’s relationship with our nemesis that astonishes us no end. Geek on!