Friday, July 16, 2010

Different strokes

Manhattan kayaks (via)
My brother and sister-in-law are avid NYC paddlers and did a marathon 22 mile paddle up the Hudson River the past weekend, to the very top of Manhattan! (Where currents meet at Spuyten Duyvil, or Spitting Devil.)

Isle of Manhattan (via)
Paddling around Manhattan is not for the faint of heart: there's open water navigation, major wind and waves, stamina loss...

Sloth (family photo)
Meantime, my sister had her crazy surgery residency schedule all weekend. But me? I slept-in, chatted and avoided work. (Clearly, this family needs a sloth...me :) Have a relaxing weekend!!

6 comments:

Rowena... said...

22 miles is a LOT! That is just amazing to hear, because when someone mentions Manhattan, kayaking is the last thing that would enter my mind.

Everybody needs to take time out and be a sloth sometimes ^-^. I'll be doing that this weekend with a bunch of tapas!

Jude said...

Mmm, tapas sound *delicious*!! (Yes, outdoor sports + Manhattan are a surprising combo, aren't they?) Thanks for your sweet comments - I guess everyone has to be sloth-y sometimes!

K and S said...

upper body semi-marathon! wow!

Jude said...

It's crazy, isn't it? (I'd rather sit around and eat away my weekends :)

Amy@Old Sweet Song said...

That's very cool! But you and I are cut from similar cloth. I love being lazy.

Jude said...

Hi Amy - I agree, being lazy is just too fun to pass up (esp. when it's sultry summer!)

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