May 31 2012
When “Our Readers Write” last aired, there was fresh snow on the ground in our corner of Canoe Country. Now the trees have new leaves and the white‑throated sparrows are making the woods ring with their never‑ending tributes to Sam Peabody, while just a few miles further north their close kin are equally busy saluting Canada. The rivers are running free, too, even if the sparse Adirondack snowpack means an early end to the whitewater season.
Of course, the perennially cheerful sparrows aren’t alone in welcoming the return of warmer and drier weather. In the Same Boat‘s readers have also been making plans for the summer season ahead. And we’ve been catching up on the backlog of correspondence in our virtual mailbag. This time around we figured we’d concentrate on fundamental matters: make‑and‑mend tools for peripatetic boaters, the tyranny of biology, and the pleasures (not to mention the pitfalls) of solo boating. But enough of these preliminaries. Our readers can speak for themselves, after all, and here’s what they’ve had to say… Read more…
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