No End to Open Water

Alex Colville. To Prince Edward Island. [Source: Library and Archives Canada]

Alex Colville’s To Prince Edward Island reassured me last January that summer would come, and with it blue skies and open water. It did, but I don’t know whether I could ever get enough time on the water. Ms. Modigliani and and I spent most of the last three days sitting on the Navy Street pier in Oakville, watching cormorants and swans, kayaks and ketches, ply the waves on Lake Ontario. I distinctly heard her say — and I’m noting this for the record — maybe we should get a boat.

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2 Responses to No End to Open Water

  1. ms modigliani says:

    I’ve been doing informal, anedcotal research on kayaks, and learned there is much more to know before we purchase ours. For example, some kayaks ride low in the water; some high; some have rudders; some don’t; some are more stable than others. I learned that prices from now to Thanksgiving are at their lowest. The whole idea of owning a kayak though is very appealing. Apparently, there’s a particular lifejacket made just for kayak use.

  2. Mark Willis says:

    I was thinking along the lines of a Nordic Tug, with a kayak tender.

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