Snorkel A River?

As quickly as the cold weather hit last week, we are now doused in a pleasant winter heat wave.

I took advantage of the warmth, called a friend and headed to my favorite mountain golf course. I’ve been in the mountains a lot recently.

This course is called Cleghorn Plantation. My wife calls it Ichabod Acres. Either name sounds awful.

The layout has many clean and clear streams throughout the track. As I approached a stream I could imaging me with a snorkel slowly working my way upstream all the while looking at the little creatures that live in the river.

That is not a bad idea come to think of it. I could get a wetsuit, a stateside set of goggles, snorkel and flippers and explore some clean running streams.

I’d have to be careful of snakes, snapping turtles, leaches, crayfish and other river nastys. Funny how I am more comfortable with a nearby shark or barracuda than I am a snapping turtle or leach.

The temporary warmth is nice but there is more to spring and summer than just warm air. I miss green grass, foliage, flowers, puffy clouds, and long daylight hours. Damn, that sentence sounded gay but it’s true.

In 24 days, one hour and 47 minutes I’ll be headed to my Caribbean paradise for an early touch of spring. But who’s counting?

7 comments:

TerryC said...

We are :)!

Hammer said...

Snorkeling is fun but yeah snapping turtles might deter me a bit.

Judy said...

I am!!!! That is all I think of lately.

DocMtCat said...

Snorkling in that stream on the golf course I bet you could find a ton of balls and never have to buy them again.

-Doc

Jay said...

You could always go noodling for catfish at the same time. I've heard that's lots of fun. Not that I would ever do it. *shudder*

Jahooni said...

Rub it in....

Rock Chef said...

Winters are getting warmer over here - although the trees drop their leaves there are still flowers to be seen if you look. Global warming is real!

Even so, I must admit that the Caribbean does sound nice...