Boats, Beaches, and a Walk Along Wascana
By Anthony J. Mountjoy | Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:00:00 EST
The sun is shining, the breeze is breezy and the ladies are trying on their summer bodies at the lake side. From the joggers to the roller bladers, to the skate boarders to the cyclists. The Regina lake walkers have descended upon Wascana Park for another year of bouncing babies and stroller derbies.
The population of Canadian Geese is off the charts this year and the dragon fly's have made short work of the local mosquito swarm. We had a gigantic moose take up residence for a few days affording an opportunity for pictures. The ducks have already enjoyed a couple generation of ducklings.
Even the mosquitos have stayed away for the most part. Maybe it's the heat or all the wind and rain, maybe it's the birds sucking up the larvae. Either way the park life hasn't been this good in years. Wear sunglasses and sun screen
lotion to get the best experience; even when cloudy the sun can burn you. Try not to get run over by the "I'm a mom now" motivators and carefully engage the "holy rollers" lest thee lose an afternoon answering endless question about the intricate craftsmanship of the new Sask Leg renovations. If you're lucky you might even cross a gaggle of goslings rolling among the ducklings. You aren't really one of us until you've been spat on by a Canadian Goose. It's the law.
I doubt I'm the only one inspired by the rowing clubs early preparations for the upcoming dragon boat races. This is the year to get on the lake as much as possible. Go rent a kayak or a canoe, take a snack, find a quiet place on the river and float into the best nap you'll ever have. Escape the traffic and the sheeple without having to travel. Did you know east of Broad St is a wetland, all accessible by small water craft.
That's fancy talk for kayak, which you buy used or new for around a thousand dollars.
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