Sometimes in September, we’re still wakesurfing. Once upon a time we actually continued watersports right until the end of October, breaking ice off of the boat cover, cocooning ourselves in layers of fleece, mittens, and hats… But that hasn’t happened for a few years. So today’s ADK surfing superhero snapshot is, in fact, an illusion several times over. More than a decade old, this photo was taken by Susan while Champlaining with Amy and Brian on August 17, 2013. And, despite all indications to the contrary, that’s actually just me, not a superhero (though it’s clear I was feeling pretty super!)
And, my friends, it is precisely that feeling, the high of watersports on our favorite lake, that flooded my mid October soul with a euphoric wave when Susan came upon this decade-old photo. Ah, Champlaining!
A common refrain, “Stop Champlaining!” is actually a lighthearted reminder that even on the clunkiest of days, time spent plying (or playing i/on) the waters of America’s greatest lake is a revitalizing gift.