September 2006

AKT and Kayak and Kayak Log28 Sep 2006 06:13 pm

Sid Stone, Bob Volin and I headed out for a quick night paddle to give us a chance to sort out gear and lighting preferences and gain a little more experience with night navigation.


AKT and Happenings and Kayak05 Sep 2006 10:23 am

After being stopped by an NYPD squad car on my morning walk to the Staten Island Ferry and told to drop my paddle bag and step aside while the officer inspected it (yes, paddle bags do look a bit like rifle bags), I was then stopped inside the ferry terminal while the bomb dog went through my gear. To top it all off, as the group was returning to our take-out site on Staten Island north of the Verrazano Bridge, we were approached by three Coast Guard vessels, two NYPD boats and a helicopter – not to mention several rescue vehicles on the Belt Parkway. After repeated interrogations, they finally let us proceed under escort across the channel and past the bridge. The Coast Guard eventually explained that they had received a call of bodies in the water.

I’m not sure if the level of scrutiny I received that day left me feeling safe or violated. I guess that is the proverbial fine line of law enforcement.


Happenings04 Sep 2006 08:49 pm

Working in a law firm certainly has its perks – another set of tickets to the US Open. Serena Williams v Mauresmo and Hewitt v Gasquet.


Happenings03 Sep 2006 02:24 pm

After a rainout the day before, Doxia and I along with our friend Ross, finally made it to see the Staten Island Yankees (AA farm team for the Bronx Bombers).