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: What Cape Cod Times had to say.
: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100422/NEWS/4220326
: I was up in P-town last Saturday and one of the National
: Seashore park Rangers told us that you could do wale-watching
: from the parkinglot at the light house. "You barely need to
: get out of your car", no boat required!

I did a paddle out into the bay from Provincetown about 10 years ago. Had some great sighting including some very close. Of course when we got back to the car near MacMillan Wharf there was a whale between the end of the wharf and the wharf breakwater. We could have seen it from the car.

It is interesting that the survivor categorized himself as a "competent canoeist". I am sure he felt that he was, yet it would appear that they were not prepared for a swim or able to do a self rescue. If you are going to go out on the ocean in April you must be prepared to rise to a different level of competence than when paddling in a pond in the summer.

This is the time of year when people die in canoes and kayaks. The air is warm and the water is cold.

It is time to see "Cold Water Bootcamp" again: http://vimeo.com/4534662

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