Lunch on the Water
Today was my annual paddleboat outing at the Tidal Basin. It was the most perfect day, with a nice breeze and billowy clouds. The sun was out but not too hot. My paddling partner was my friend of many years, Doug. He is one of the few people who appreciates the old Volvo wagon as much as I do.
We paddled out into the middle of the Tidal Basin where we drifted not too far from the newly open MLK Memorial while we ate our lunch. I had made curried kohlrabi with peas over rice. (I added sweet curry powder and mustard seeds to the recipe, but otherwise followed it completely.) We aslo had sugar snap peas from Polyface Farm and fresh peaches and strawberries with a few squares of dark chocolate for dessert.
A nice addition to the boats was the white canopy which kept the sun from becoming too intense while out on the water. It was a good cardio workout paddling against the current, but certainly more pleasant than an hour on an exercise bike.