Saturday, September 08, 2007

Bringing Eliza Home

Picked up Paula's new Eliza (well, new to her, anyway) today.

Yes, it's very pink--Barbie® pink in point of fact. Notice how Paula just can't keep her eyes off of it? Paula's pretty pleased with the Eliza--here she is after getting the backband and rudder pedals fitted to her:

She says that it's not because its a pink girly boat, but because its a new, better, faster, hotter boat, but somehow I think she might be protesting too much....

Paula got the boat launched, got comfortable, and then...

headed out for a good long paddle. The boat performed well, and she found it very fast--particularly using the wing paddle.
Eventually, of course, she was forced to come back to the beach

and she was very happy with how the boat performed. Now she needs a new skirt (the Ocean River Gear Grab is coming soon!), and she'll be fully equipped.
This guy was also enjoying the perfect weather today

but it's not really the same thing, is it?
I wasn't entirely bored, however, while Paula was paddling.

There was plenty to watch on the beach.

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1 comment:

  1. This is so great, to enjoy my new-to-me boat that fits like a shoe!
    Thank you to Bernie for posting photos of me in the Eliza and the Dragonfly, that make me feel like the roughest, toughest, kick-assingest paddler around, with the finely-honed body of a freelance writer.