Well, this is embarrassing. In January I wrote a post about buying the DNR Lake Permit early in the year, so whenever the time came to get on the water it would be on-hand ready to slap on the boat. Let's just say I should have listened to myself. During January most water was frozen and I didn't make it out. February and early March I was too busy with maple syrup to get away for paddling. When spring arrived and I did have time to get out the wind was blowing 30+ mph for what seemed like days on end and I still didn't make it out on the water. Maybe I should take up sailing?