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I APPLAUD “Dick’s Sporting Goods” For Their Courageous BUT Right Decision. Way To Go! Lead The Way.

by Anura Guruge

Base article from “USA Today”. Google for more.

I am SO happy that “Dick’s Sporting Goods” took these courageous stand. Way to go.

Yes, it will lose them some customers BUT it has earned them a boat load of goodwill and publicity beyond what a 3-minute slot on the Super Bowl could have got them. It is so good to see U.S. companies doing the RIGHT THING. Bravo. Kudos.

I have a “Dick’s Sporting Goods” reward card though I haven’t shopped there in a while — mainly because I don’t buy that many sporting goods anymore. The basic stuff I need, like cheap running shoes, I pick up at Walmart. But, NOW I am going to make an effort to shop there! So, see it PAYS.

During the Summers of 2010 & 2011 we frequented them often. We needed a kayak and ended up getting a kayak and a Standup Paddle Board — then going back for a second Paddle Board. They were excellent to deal with. They always made the experience rewarding. Very helpful. Very nice. So, I am very happy about this.

Bravo. Way to go.

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by Anura Guruge

Teischan (10) Learning To Use Standup Paddle Board — August 9, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

Halfmoon Lake, Alton, New Hampshire
[‘our’ lake in that we have beach rights to it].

Teischan has been happily riding on a
standup paddle board since 2011,
when she was 5.
That being when we bought two.
Even this week I took her for
2 rides.

This was June 8, 2011. Her first ride.

Today, at my urging, with the paddle shortened, she made an attempt to
start paddling on her own. Maya, as ever, was never far from her.

Fuji X-E2s image Anura Guruge
Fuji X-E2s image Anura Guruge

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by Anura Guruge

Six Loons On Halfmoon Lake On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Around 6 pm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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P1020494resizedWe typically have two Loons at our end of the lake.

Two years ago we had a nest but the eggs did not hatch.

Last year I think we saw three Loons together, often.

This is the most we have seen on Halfmoon.

I have seen a picture of 37 Loons on Meredith Bay, Winnepesaukee taken from what was my old house on Mile Point.

But, Halfmoon is not the BIG Lake.

Devanee first thought they were ducks. They never came close to the beach. In past years they have come very close to swimmers and to me when I was on my Standup Paddle Board. These stayed well towards the middle.

We didn’t have a camera with us. So I had to dash back to the house, in the van, in my wet swimming trunks (given that I had gone swimming), to get the camera. The Loons had swum further out. But, Devanee kept track where they were.

The rest was the amazing 20x zoom on Deanna’s Panasonic Lumix. It is pretty amazing.

We will have to keep an eye on this group. I might even drop a line to the Loon Society. I have corresponded with them in the past.