In Central Park, there is a small body of water I'd ordinarily call a pond, but its official title is Iroquois Lake. In the warm months, one can rent a paddle boat to go out into the lake. $4 for 2 people for a half hour; $6 for an hour. Strangely, I'd never been out on one, so the youngest and I decided to give it a whirl.
His steering was... erratic, as befits a nearly-7-year-old, I suppose. Full port or full starboard, nothing in between! He managed to navigate us to the fountain in the middle (fortunate wind shifts kept us mostly dry) as well as close to the wild ducks and geese who were paddling the lake independently of us.
Nearly home - Today's route was always going to be an 'on the day' decision, with Victoria enduring it's second cold snap and snow forecast. Taking a punt on clear sky, ...
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