Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Time to Get Out on the Lake

I haven't had my sailboard out yet this year. This shot as I am just working away from shore is from the upper deck of a rented house on the Sound side of Cape Hatteras near Avon. Here in Ohio, we sail on local lakes. Windsurfing is a great sport calling for balance and strength, and balance in the context of appreciation of the cues of the shifting elements is the primary factor. The sport is all about planing- the point at which the bottom of the board pops up and skims the surface. As I am slogging upwind in this picture to "get out," I am not yet planing. A windy day here in NE Ohio provides the opportunity to move in the elements. It doesn't require a trip to the coast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick,
I found your blog when I heard you would be teaching writing for the U of Akron School of Law, which I used to do myself! I was surprised and pleased to see you had left R&A and seem to be doing what you enjoy! I am in Wichita, KS as the VP of Corporate Responsibility at Via Christi Health, a large company (as health systems go)- the job keeps me very busy. I hope you are well (you seem to be!). I hope to stay in touch.

Shelley Koltnow