Monday, June 20, 2011

Vacation Paddle!

This is our Anniversary week and we usually go to Maine, but this year, we are staying home.
My husband has excess vacation time, so he still took the week off, so we can have some fun together.
Today we went to Pettaquamscutt River which is a tidal inlet that opens to the bay.

This is the view, looking towards the end of the inlet, where it opens into the bay. We plan on landing on the inside beach, since the outer inlet is rough and shallow and a good way to swamp your boat;)



This is where we stopped to enjoy the views of the bay, cool breezes and warm sun.



Looking down towards the main beach, a couple enjoying a stroll.



After we enjoyed the beach for awhile, we went back to the river area and explored the river and its sancturaries.
This nest looks like it has been in the making for years, not only is it home to an Osprey family, but their are smaller birds who have nested in the sides.



The area is teaming with wild birds, this egret seemed to content to watch as we paddled by.



It makes you wonder, who is watching whom.



There were so many birds today, but most were shy and did not want to stick around for a photo session;)
It was a wonderful day, perfect weather, but 3 hours of paddling and too much sun, so I know I will sleep well tonight.

15 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow - Beautiful scenery and photos Debbie!!! Happiest of anniversaries to you and your hubby!! Don't have to tell you to enjoy yourselves - it's apparent you already are! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! How beautiful and peaceful this must have been. A really wonderful day!

BubzRugz said...

How lovely to have these beautiful spots close to home... and that you are enjoying some time together...
Hugz

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful place to spend leizure time. Glad you had such a lovely day.

Allie said...

Glorious pics, Debbie, so glad you had such a beautiful day! Happy Anniversary to you and hubby!!

Bobbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful scene, Debbie! How peaceful..I can just hear the water splashing against the shoreline. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful week!

Lynette Anderson said...

Beautiful pics, such a lovely area. I love the osprey nest. Thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary x x

acorn hollow said...

Looks so peaceful and lovely glad you had a good time
cathy

Courtney said...

What an awesome paddle. Nothing like paddling and birdwatching! Happy anniversary to you both. We have a lovely river in our area where you see such great birds too. Nothing like that osprey nest though!
Courtney

moosecraft said...

Anytime spent on the water always wore me out for the day! But, while on the water, I loved every minute of it! :-) Thanks for taking pics of your day out and sharing with us!

Jacque. said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the photos...the scenery is gorgeous!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! That next is awesome!!
Blessings,
Lorna

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!! The photos are so beautiful!

rockriverstitches said...

Great pics from your little trip!! The bird nest is amazing that little birds live in the sides of it too! Way cool!

Tammy

Louise said...

36 years is somthing to be very proud of..My husband and I also married fairly soon after high school. We celebrate our 47th year in Oct. Still very happy and he still makes me laugh! I hope the two of you have many happy years to come!