Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Narragansett Bay Paddle

Yesterday I wanted to go paddling again and since we got a late start, we went to the local launch on the bay.
I was sore and tired when I started and sorer and dragging paddling back, good thing the wind and tide were moving me along;)

Today I took a break, need to rest once and awhile and eventually I hope to get strong enough to do day long paddles.
I worked on my long runner, I just might finish it before the summer is over.

I always get out first, bill is so slow and maybe it is because he pushes me off the rocks first;) While I was sitting there, I could see groupings of starfish all over the rocks.



And this is Bill, going back the way we came. He couldn't remember if he locked the car, so he had to paddle back to check. He is in much better shape than I am, so the extra paddling was easy for him.



I just sat on the water, it was so calm and beautiful out. I enjoyed the scenery and watched the boats putting out pots for oysters.



We went as far as the Jamestown Bridge and took a break. You can see further up the bay and Dutch island from here, so beautiful views. It was way too cold for me to swim. This is what is left of the old bridge, with the new bridge spanning across the bay. Going back was nice, the tide was coming in and the wind was at our backs.

9 comments:

Amanda Atkins said...

I love the picture of the star fish! How neat that you could see them so easily!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome pics! What a fun day - cool pic of the starfish.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

How peaceful it all looked. Love the starfish. What a great way to get out and see nature, and get some exercise!

moosecraft said...

Starfish have eyes?!?!? huh... never knew that! LOL! The pics of the bay are dreamy! Glad you got to enjoy a day out paddling!

JoJo said...

Wow! What a beautiful time you had out there paddling. That would be so peaceful to get out on the water and hear nothing but the wind and the sound of the water being parted by your paddle.

Neat picture of that starfish.

WoolenSails said...

Ok, they don't have eyes, lol. We always said that as kids and I knew that it couldn't be right, but writing late at night and my brain is mush, I say things without thinking;) So, I took that part out and here is the truth.

While they can't see as well as we do, sea stars have an eye spot at the end of each arm. They don't see much detail, but can sense light and dark.

Debbie

Jacque. said...

How fun that must be...and great exercise, hey? I love your photos...all the water...and scenery.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Thanks so much for sharing ~ gorgeous pics and I do love the picture of starfish.
Lauren

Jo James said...

That looks so fun!