January 2018. There’s a new calendar on the wall at Back in the Same Boat, and we can’t resist the temptation to start filling up all that blank space. So we’ll be adding to our series of SameBoat Shorts — Take three minutes to learn something new! — every week, and if you’ve time for a longer read, we’ve expanded our subject indexes, as well. Check out Moving On, a collection of columns offering advice and assistance to those paddlers and hillwalkers who are no longer as young (or as fit) as they once were. Feeling creative? Then Eye and Hand might be of interest, with articles on photography, sketching, painting, and the fine art of keeping a journal. And just for fun, click on this month’s feature picture. It’s Snowy Gorge by the Japanese artist Hiroshige, a depiction of river boats navigating the narrow confines of a deeply incised gorge.
And that’s just the start. If this is your first visit to Back in the Same Boat, you may need some help getting around. You’re at The Landing, where you’ll find links to our most recent articles and popular destinations. You can learn who we are and what we’re about in — What else? — About Us. Ready to venture further afield? Good. The navigation menu at the top of every page has links to many of our subject indexes, while the links on the sidebars of all pages but this one will point the way to Pigeonholes, samplers of articles both old and new, on every topic under the sun, along with links to all of the Departments (aka subject indexes).
Want to be surprised? Then click on the yellow and orange panels below to visit Today’s Port of Call and Explore, featured locations which we’ll change regularly. Or are you looking for the big picture? Then check out our Sitemap. (But be sure to bring a compass. This map covers a lot of territory.) Questions? Comments? Corrections? Send us a message on the Signals page. We’re always glad to hear from you, and we answer every letter we receive, though it sometimes takes us a little while to pop a reply in the (virtual) post. After all, we don’t spend every hour of every day at the keyboard — and we hope you don’t either!