September 1, 2015
One of the things we have enjoyed most during our 10 years of publication is the variety of ways to savor the wonders of our outdoors. For example, shown are these two totally contrasting watercraft, each with a unique purpose and method of helping us enjoy our time on the waterways. The painting by our friend Debbie Huntsman, Lake Ponchatrain Women's Sailing Association, shows the quiet dignity and gentle pleasure enjoyed on sail craft. The other shows us (Jim and Carol Allen) aboard The Predator, a 40-foot Skater with over 2,500 horsepower. As offshore racing champion Vern Gilbert drives this powerful machine to Havasu Springs, there is no denying the thrill of soaring along (almost above!) the water. Yes, contrasts have made this decade one of the most interesting of our lives – "never a dull moment"!