Yesterday we called an emergency meeting of all our paddling gear, poured a few drinks, and broke the news as gently as we could. All the PFDs are now lifejackets**, we explained. We're sorry, but this wasn't our decision, we told them. We're only following orders. The MsFits took it well. One of the Lotuses shed a few tears. The Locean asked for another shot.
* with apologies to Alex Kotlowitz. ** see the italicized portion at the end of the previous post.