Sunday, August 11, 2019

Action!

This post contains a few short videos, hope you will enjoy them, and Im trying to keep the post length short I may add a mid-week post with other news of my week.

ON Sunday last we were finally able to line everything up just right to rent a kayak and paddle around at my hotspot on Goodale Lake, or better known as Adams Mill Pond.  We rented...the price is right! $7 for half a day basically you rent at 11 am and come back when you want because the office is only open from 11-12 noon.  When you come in you lock up your boat and leave your paddles and vest by the door. 


We've been talking about doing this all summer! My son did Nanny sitting duties so we (my sis and I) could both take off.  



We pushed off and headed for the paddling trail.  It's been several years since either of us paddled, but it's kind of like riding a bike?





sis leads the way...


We had planned to paddle the canoe trail, which is the lake channel...it is marked & located to the rear of the lake...  



this ARROW on the tree marks the entrance, the trail is one mile in length and it's a one way trail...so total of 2 miles. 


        the trail is lovely and quiet except for some distant thunder :(

So we did not paddle far and decided it's better to be close to the kayak landing area jic and that ended up being the best idea...we paddled around a couple turns in the channel and turned around...and back towards the lily pad area where we had seen Killdeer and the Little Blue Heron had flushed


...we found 2 (# 115 in my 5 mile radius) Least Sandpipers...the calls in the background of the video are the killdeer while the Least are not bothered by our presence...







The Anhinga dries... up in the flat top Cyprus that is a favorite spot of many of the birds...



 I got a new camera!!  I'm glad I decided to take the old one on this paddle, in case it got wet this is how the old camera can continue to earn it's place in my life...it can do the dirty work..lol so that's why this shot is blurred, is what I'm leading up to...the bird below makes #116 in my 5 mile radius...the White Ibis




             thanks sis for spotting this one...




Then we had to paddle to shore in double time cause the bottom fell out!!






We def got wet running for shelter! But what a fun time we had in spite of the weather and we are already planning another paddle...I do think I would enjoy having my own kayak...there's lots of places to paddle at the parks we have visited, and at the Sandhills NW Refuge.  





PEACE
Every day is a new Adventure.

10 comments:

  1. Hello, your kayaking trip looks nice until the rain. The Least Sandpiper is so cute. Are there gators in the water there? Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

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    1. There are gators in this lake, but it's not like loaded with them I did see one big one a couple months back...and we have had no rain since that day either...

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  2. That’s an excellent price for kayak rental and tho too bad the hdqrtrs are only open for an hour,it IS nice not to have to watch the time (only the weather). Good bird spotting.

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    1. HI Sallie...Yes $7 and you can keep it from 11 - 6 basically that is when the park closes...we had hoped the storm would move away fast enough for us to get back in the boats but nope it keep on coming down!

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  3. What a great time you and your sis had even if it did rain on you. You've been wanting to do this for a while now. Hope you can get back out again. What kind of camera did you find?

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    1. Hey Jo, we did enjoy and we want to go again and finish our paddle soon...I got the SAME exact model of Panasonic Lumix Z70. It's in much newer condition than my well used one!

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  4. Great little videos and you obviously enjoyed being in a kayak again, and you got to spend time with your sister too. Getting wet when it is warm is no big deal - when it is cold is a different matter entirely.

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    1. It was such fun! Had my first Kayak experience in 1996 in Florida, we actually did some sea kayaking with guides! Paddled over nurse sharks and manatees! We want to go out and just sit quietly and see some of the wildlife that does NOT come by the shore of the lake...so we hope for a calm weather day to do that.

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  5. Very cool! The videos were so relaxing. I'm glad it's a reasonable price to rent kayaks and hope you're able get out there again soon.

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    1. HI Jen, It was really fun we have been in an afternoon storms pattern for a while now so we're still waiting to try it again..

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