It’s 7:45 p.m. & I haven’t written a word for tonight’s post yet. Had better get myself a scramblin…………………….
SO WHAT DOES THIS SURF/SKATEBOARD WITH BOOTS ON IT HAVE TO DO WITH TONIGHT’S POST
It was opening week-end for the WINDMILL LAKE WAKE & ECO PARK a mile down the road from us so Kelly & I took a drive over this afternoon to see just what this wake-boarding craze was all about. Mostly young people & lots of loud reggae music. But hey, I scored a free cream filled chocolate topped Tim Hortons donut. I wish the organizers well & hope their Eco Park venture is a success. They certainly have put some money into this & are working hard to get the project off the ground.
THIS OLDER CHAP IS GETTING READY TO BE TOWED BEHIND A BOAT RIGHT? NOPE
TOW ROPE HAS A HIGH ANGLE TO IT SO IS IT HOOKED TO A HELICOPTER? NOPE
REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE ROPE IS HOOKED ONTO THIS FELLA IS HAVING A BLAST
AWWWWWWWWWWWWW CRAP I JUST LOST MY BOOTS --- HEY, OVER HERE OVER HERE
THINK I’LL JUST CATCH MY BREATH & FLOAT FOR AWHILE”
THIS IS THE DEVICE USED TO PULL WAKE BOARDERS BACK & FORTH THROUGH THE WATER & IT IS REMOTELY CONTROLLED BY SOMEONE ON SHORE
THE WAKE BOARDER IS TOWED BETWEEN TWO TOWERS AT EACH END OF THE WATER CHANNEL BY STEEL CABLES STRUNG BETWEEN THE TOWERS
I don’t think Kelly & I will be rushing over to do any wake boarding any time soon. You would have to get that water heated up to about 86F before you would ever get me in there. Also offered at the Eco Park is Stand Up Paddleboarding. Now this is more our speed & I could see myself giving this one a try…….if I had a 100% foolproof guarantee I wasn’t going to get wet.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS ALONG THE WHARF
APPARENTLY THERE IS MUCH MORE TO DO THAN JUST PADDLE YOUR BUNS AROUND THE 45 ACRE LAKE
Wake & Paddleboarding are only Phase 1 of the Eco Park’s eventual goal of offering more ACTIVITIES like horse back riding, canoeing, kayaking, trail hiking, winter time cross country skiing in , etc,
A STAFF MEMBER SWIMS OUT TO HELP THIS YOUNG NEWBIE WAKE BOARDER GET BACK UP ON HIS/HER BOARD AGAIN
I HAVE A FEELING THIS IS A YOUNG GIRL (THESE ARE ALL 300mm TELEPHOTO SHOTS)
SHE MAKES A NOBLE EFFORT BUT ENDS UP HAVING TO WALK TO SHORE
One of the co-owners of the Eco Park is a very talented young lady in her own right by the name of JEN PATE. Her bio states Jen is passionate about the outdoors, travelling and expeditions. She also has a film company, Your Frontier, which showcases worldwide expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects. She is truly a Globe Trotter & has something coming up with the Atlantic ocean soon.
THIS IS CO-OWNER JEN PATE IN THE BLUE SLEEVELESS TOP
YEP, THAT’S KELLY STANDING OVER THERE BY HERSELF ALONG THE SHORELINE
LINING UP & WAITING TO GET WAKE BOARDED
I GUESS SHAPELY GOOD LOOKING BEACH BLONDES JUST GO WITH WATER & SURF/WAKE BOARDING --- SEE THAT RED BOX ON THE TABLE, THAT’S WHERE I SCORED MY DONUT:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Chris and Pat are in their residence listening to the neighbor's dog, who has been barking for hours and hours. Finally, Chris jumps up and says, "I've had enough of this!" He rushes downstairs and a bit of time passes before he finally returns.
Pat says, "The dog is still barking, What have you been doing?"
Chris says, "I've put the dog in our backyard. Let's see how they like it!"
Saw a snippet of this on the news. Looks like a fun thing....to watch.ReplyDelete
That is a big change of scenery for the Bayfield gang. Looks way beyond my skill level.ReplyDelete
Al, the red flag we are thinking about------you say this place is near you. You so much enjoy the rural countryside, the quiet, absence of traffic, etc. Well, if this place becomes very popular, and it surely will as more and more activities are offered, there will be a need for parking, wider roads, then service stations and food for hungry participants. You might end up paying in a way you'd rather not! Sure would hate to see that happen.ReplyDelete
Good Grief! I have enough trouble standing up on dry land! ;c)ReplyDelete
Boy, they have ambitious plans. They mushave a lot of land. Did they build the lovely windmill too? Great pictures.ReplyDelete
Sure looks like fun times to be had I hope it works out for the owners!ReplyDelete
Reminds me a bit of watching the wind surfers on the Columbia River. I love to spectate. I could watch stuff like this all day. So could Jack. :)ReplyDelete
Gosh, these are things I'd love to do. But the question is could I still do them. Love the wake and paddle boards.ReplyDelete
Bill would like this... me? I'm the one who paid $100 to go zip-lining then chickened out. Looks like zip-lining on water ;-)ReplyDelete
Ha Ha! You sound like Pete, water must be bath warm! To think I used to go 'floating' which was getting into a mountain lake in the middle of winter with no wetsuit! Within short order it felt warm, the trick was to get out before severe hypothermia set in! Yea, I thought that was fun! Not so much now.ReplyDelete
looks like a fun way to spend the day..on the sidelines watching!ReplyDelete
The only one of the things you mentioned that I could do is a bit of hiking. Forget any kind of boarding, and I would soon be over-board!ReplyDelete