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They hit Bate island every spring, when the Ottawa River is high and the waves are perfect. Kayakers, surfers, even stand-up paddlers. The water is still bone-chillingly cold, as they negotiate around ice, but the exhilaration on their face is clear.

Taking pictures is easy. Building a website is hard. That’s why I’ve been invisible for the past little while. Thanks to Chuck, my long-suffering technical mentor, webmaster and nephew, some of my images are back up. Here’s hoping his efforts and tutorials pay off and I get to rebuild this online presence. Either way, thanks, Chuck, for your help and your patience.  If this remains my only blog entry for weeks, you have only me to blame.