Saturday, December 13, 2008

Met a local celebrity

I went for a paddle on Friday with folks from the local sea kayak club. As we were launching from Jack London Square, Doug McConnell showed up and started filming segments for a future episode of the outdoors show he has. Watch his show on NBC11 after the Super Bowl (so on Super Bowl Sunday), and you may see me amongst the kayaks in the background at some point during his show (where he is talking about some discount card or something).

I didn't feel so bad about asking for a photo after another kayaker asked to borrow his shirt to clean their glasses (kayaking clothes are made of materials that aren't good to use to clean glasses, but cotton is great for this).

Below is a picture of him as he did one of the takes required to film the shot segment.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Breaking news - Santa trade sled for boat!

I went for a paddle today, and saw something shocking! Santa was trying out his new boat. Seems he had to replace his sled with a boat, as global warming was melting all the snow.
今日カヤックに乗った。 びっくりした!サンタさんは新しい舟を試乗した。地球温暖化で雪解けなので、そりに代わる舟だ。

Actually, it was the Dolphin Club taking photos for their web site or Xmas card or something like that.
実はDolphin Clubというスイミングクラブのクリスマス・カードの写真を取っている。

Paddled up to the Golden Gate Bridge, and then back to Pier 39. Not as many sea lions hanging out there today as there normally are. Also, less tourists watching them as per normal.