Friday, February 22, 2008

Winter boating

The other day on another St. Paul driving whim, the child and I took a spin on Water Street along the Mississippi on the west (south, geographically) side of downtown. After a quick drive-by of the park at Harriet Island, we passed the St. Paul Yacht Club(established in 1912) and we checked out all of the dry docked boats. Then I remembered a story this summer about liveaboards, who use their houseboats as a primary residence. Surely, folks aren't doing this in the winter? Alas Google has informed me that there are indeed some hearty souls who brave the freezing temps and hunker down in their poorly winterized vessels. Now those are some Minnesotans for ya.

Image: Joel Koyama, Star Tribune.

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