|A holiday toast, but non-alcoholic, the ballerina-elves were quick to say|
...it’s not a Cyber Monday event (thank goodness). But I have officially declared an early start to the Other Season – aka winter paddling. Traditionally (and by that I mean just last year), the Other Season begins on December 21, the Winter Solstice. But thanks to a certain global virus, we will start early since 2020 has delivered the winter of our discontent. (Shakespeare, with words he had way.) He also never overused parentheses, but I digress.
|Otter puts on an aquatic show -- video below|
A couple of caveats: State officials ask folks to stay local as much as possible to avoid overcrowding park venues. And even though daytime temperatures are often in the 60s,water remains cold, as one Dad found out on a dip in Lake Natoma, near Folsom. Fortunately, he had his family along in a sit-on-top – although they seemed reluctant to make room for him back on board after he took a cold dunking. (Would that make him a Pop-sicle?) Kidding aside, cold water is no joke.
|Dad's swim was brief and brrrrrisk|
© Glenn Brank, 2020