March 18, 2012

Muskrat Sunset — the video.



This evening, on Lake Wingra, in case the stills weren't enough. It really was sublime! Sublime... with a muskrat.

12 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I notice MFC has opened after their winter hibernation. Haven't made the trek down however.

Last weekend I bought a SUP, so maybe, some day, I'll be in the background trying to maneuver my SUP on Wingra.

Beautiful stretch of weather. Gonna be some sad plants when reality returns however. And I think this has torpedoed the syrup season.

Sorun said...

How do you know that wasn't a beaver? Hehehe...beaver.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know what either MFC or SUP mean!

MadisonMan said...

Michael's Frozen Custard!!! They closed this winter for the first time ever, I think, but have now re-opened.

SUP = Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Petunia said...

Have you found the boardwalks along the Edgewood park and pleasure drive?

Ann Althouse said...

Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Oh! Yes, I was just saying I want to learn that this summer. I did the kayaks 2 summers ago, and Meade did the paddle board.

It's especially nice on Wingra because you can get out in the middle of the lake and jump in for a swim. The lake is spring fed and the cleanest, freshest lake in Madison.

Ann Althouse said...

"Have you found the boardwalks along the Edgewood park and pleasure drive?"

Yes. Somewhere in the blog are photos of it. Very lovely!

Sorun said...

Althouse, have you lost your irrational fear of drowning?

MadisonMan said...

I learned that Personal Floatation Devices are required if you are using as SUP. At least that's what they told me at Rutabaga, and I'm assuming they didn't just say that to sell me something

EDH said...

Sorry, for my own sanity I will not click any video embed or link with the word Muskrat in the title.

Rusty said...

MadisonMan said...
I learned that Personal Floatation Devices are required if you are using as SUP. At least that's what they told me at Rutabaga, and I'm assuming they didn't just say that to sell me something.


I found the kind that come with a little Co2 bottle attached to be the least restrictive. I've worn one on the water ever since the immersion incident in November of 2008. Let me tell you. Looking up at the beautiful November night sky through four feet of crystal clear cold river water is an experience not to be repeated.

edutcher said...

You can look at that and imagine the sigh of relief from the Indians and trappers that the long winter was over.

Absolutely splendid. I half expected Ann to start cooing, "Muskrat Love".

Ann Althouse said...

Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Oh! Yes, I was just saying I want to learn that this summer. I did the kayaks 2 summers ago, and Meade did the paddle board.

It's especially nice on Wingra because you can get out in the middle of the lake and jump in for a swim


So can we look forward to Althouse, the Swimsuit Edition?