It's the end of the sane season - October and into May when most people think that it is too inclement to be on the water. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional first day of the Insanity Season, a day when everyone goes to the water, whether they should or not. For me, it is a day to lie low.
I take S for her first trip to Messerschmidt Pond. The pond is surrounded by trees and well enough back from the coastline, which is windy today. It is also limited to paddles and small electric motors. I expect a fair number of boats, but we find just a few. We steer clear of the others, passing behind islands and rounding points... everyone has the pond to themselves.
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