Category Archives: Boating

Bridges of the Medway

….or ♪ ♪ Sous Les Ponts ♫……….. Just a few snaps I took of the lower Medway River and its bridges while out paddling last week. Looking down-river:   Heading up-river towards Mill Village:         Next time we will explore the mouth of the Medway below the trestle bridge. © Judy Parsons […]

Paddling the Chaz

……The Chassahowitzka River that is. Yesterday we went for the first paddle of our Florida stay. Here is part of the day in pictures. Lance has a new little tub toy. We like it because we can put it right in the back of the SUV and not have to worry about lines and such. […]

The Almighty Cod

….or got’da git me quota, b’y. My recent visit to Newfoundland happened to overlap with the twice annual “food fishery”. I was keen to give it a try though I have never had a lot of luck with cod jigging. Years ago, it used to be that any time you went out for a day on the […]

My Expedition Wherry – A Review of Sorts

….or Everything’s Coming Up Rosie.   My love of wooden boats goes back to when I was a child in Newfoundland and loved to hang out in my Uncle’s trap skiff with my cousin Derek. Sometimes I would be rowed around by my siblings. Once I tried, without permission, to take her out for a row […]

To Build a Boat (kit) – Last Day

…..or Meet Rosie. On Friday past I turned the last wing-nut, named my boat and launched her. WOW. I don’t even need to blur my eyes to hide the flaws when I stand back and look at her. She’s some boat for sure. Here’s a little of how it went down: I spent the morning installing the rowing unit and getting […]

To Row a Boat

….or Soon, Girl, Soon. Well, the weather is less than perfect for working outside today so I still haven’t installed the rowing unit in the Expedition Wherry but I did unpack the oars. Instead I took some time to clean up the blue room in the barn where my boat-building has ruled since late last […]

To Build a Boat Day….I don’t Know What Day

…or One More Day to Go. Well, I can retire the respirator and the Rosie’s coveralls. Only a few more minutes of work and she is ready to launch. (or lanch as we pronounced it when I was a kid) It has been a long journey of I don’t know how many days and it […]

Season Opener

….or The Song My Paddle Sings Well, as the coats of varnish go slowly onto the Expedition Wherry one by one I found time to pretty up and launch Paddle Song. Other than the workboats she was the first one in at the marina. No, I know, it’s not a competition. She looked pretty spiffy […]

Today’s Costume: Boatbuilder

…in which I get back to the business of building boats.   Just before I left last fall I put my unfinished boat to rest. I covered the windows to keep the winter sun off her and I made sure she wasn’t in under any of the spots which had previously leaked. I covered her up. […]

Travel-Blog #17

…..or up the creek with a paddle and a spare; a kayak review.  Skipper Judy here. I’m probably not the best person to give advice on a kayak. I have only tried several and none of them real expedition boats, but I can give you my impression of my new-to-me inflatable. Thirty years ago I […]