On the day of Kartik Purnima people come to the lord Lingraj temple to offer prayers to Hindu Lord Shiva and then they float boats
in the pond attached to the temple.
Perhaps a heedless swimmer may be unpleasantly surprised, but flowing waters refresh tide pools, float boats
, and enchant the child who watches surf pound against the headland.
Although the Forest Service likes to make the point that conflicts are not a problem, jet boats are allowed unrestricted access on the 31-mile "wild" portion of the Snake, 67.5 miles of which is a national wild and scenic river, while float boats
must acquire a permit.