I watched the most amazing full moon last night. 10:38 PM local from here at 18,20 N, 64,50 W was the official full moon. I sat on the porch playing some Flamenco Guitar and watched the clouds drift over the sparkling water wishing I had paddled out. It was quite beautiful.
Anyway, as I sat and played guitar watching the clouds covering and uncovering Orion and his trusty dog, I remembered that March 20 is the vernal equinox... the point at which the sun's relative position in the Celestial Sphere passes the Celestial Equator and starts getting closer and closer to folks like Rob. I thought perhaps we should all do a March 20 Vernal Equinox paddle in honor of spring's arrival. For those of you that are not fortunate enough to yet have water in its liquid state, you can do some sort of kayak sledding using a whitewater kayak as a one-man sled/death machine. A little research and I discovered that this year the vernal equinox occurs at 7:44AM EDT (11:44 UT). SO... perhaps at precisely 11:44 UT we can all do a paddle and take our picture and post it. Just a suggestion. Us N lat folks can celebrate the dawn of spring, and you S lat folks can lament the nearing end of paddle season. Anyone in?