Monday, July 6, 2009

A Radical Proposal

The inside of the kayak is epoxied and has a layer of fiberglass. It was really hard to get the fiberglass to lay smooth with no bubbles. I have tedious sanding to do before I can glue the deck to the hull and I am avoiding it.

Instead I've been swimming in Lake Washington. Good gravy, It is Cold! And I have a proposal. Ban all fossil fuel-powered recreational vehicles and boats. Get rid of power boats and those truly awful personal watercraft. Out with snowmobiles and off-road vehicles.

Why? They use fossil fuels and contribute to global warming. They are noisy. It's ironic that people take them out to a beautiful natural setting and use them to destroy the place and the peace. They spew filth into the air and water.

On a lovely day out kayaking the scent of the water is violently overborn by the disgusting smell of diesel exhaust. The water shimmers with a film of oil. So pleasant to swim in.

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