Alas, the weather looks rough for Saturday, with high winds all day and a good chance of rain. So we have decided to cancel this week’s public paddle. But don’t despair! There’s another on the schedule for August 19!
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
Sayeth the cormorant.