Monday, December 13, 2010

Kayak Ball

We had some heavy rain over the weekend, causing a lot of flooded basements and a few closed roads. Paula and Bernie's house right beside Cadboro Bay is in danger of floating out to sea. Well, no, not really. But it is surrounded by standing water and if it did float out to sea that wouldn't be a good thing, especially since the sewer outfalls flooded out during the weekend and local beaches including Cadboro Bay have raised pollution counts at the moment.
The rain was so bad on Sunday that even my backyard had some standing water pooled in it, which is something I've never seen before.
Our friends Karl and Stephanie live across from a farm whose field floods every winter. This weekend, it got really flooded! I'll let Karl continue the story:
There was some very heavy rain here. In addition to a partially flooded
basement, there was a well flooded field across the street. Happy for a
kayaking adventure that didn't involve the car's roof racks and tie downs,
we grabbed our kayaks and headed over. In addition to encountering geese,
ducks, gulls and a large blue heron, we found a large ball. This lead to an
impromptu game of Kayak Ball. I expect this will be an Olympic sport for the
Fall 2017 Olympics.
And here's their video:

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