On August 24 CASKA had its annual Picnic at the Jackson Park Yacht Club. We were fortunate in having a nice day.
Seventeen paddlers journeyed out to to the 68th Street Ware Intake Crib, a handful making their first crib trip. After posing for photos, the group split, with some going north to the 56th Street Promontory, others south to the 78th Street Filtration Plant, and still others returning directly to the Yacht Club to lay out the feast.
CASKA provided hot dogs, buns and condiments for lunch, plus a soy option for the fussy vegans. Everything else was pot-luck -- and there was a lot of pot-luck, and it was good. There were a number of women in the group; they took the center table and had a great time. Several yacht club members wandered over and added to the conviviality.
After lunch some folks went for another paddle, some took a Greenland rolling class from Bill, while several of us (Pat, Laurel, and I) introduced four yacht club members to the fundamentals of kayaking.
By 3 p.m. the picnic area was clean, and boats were loaded on cars. All enjoyed good company, a good paddle, and picnic.
~By Jim Des Jardins