With a nice blizzard going, it seemed appropriate to take a little "First of the year" sail on the kayak. So we knocked most of the ice off the boat, got out on the water and were rewarded with a fun, low-key off-the-wind sail in the snow, ending up with a glide through a flock of coots (Fulica americana).
Winds were light, about 7 knots. The boat slide through the water at about 3 knots. Air temp. 26, water temp 42.
Who are you calling an Old Coot?