Tuesday, June 19, 2012

River Paddling!


Today was cool and cloudy, perfect day for the river. This is a river that snakes through the lower half of Rhode Island and comes out to the ocean. We only did a portion of the river, it was 4 miles one way, so 8 miles is a lot for me, wonder why I am so tired.

This is also why I get so tired, Bill just paddles at his rate, forgetting that I am half his size and strength:) That and the fact, that I had my big camera case which weighs a ton and I am basically pushing that too. I never did get to use my good camera, too hard to take out while paddling, so these are with my pocket camera.


This is our first stop, it is a wilderness campground for kayakers. The water was too cold and icky to swim in today. This is me waiting for Bill to get his skirt back on, he is sooooo slow.


This is where we stop, I don't do rapids, even small ones.


This is the old pump house area, someone actually lived here, at one time.


On the way back, we spotted this blue heron. They always fly away if you get close, but this one kept trying and stumbling, so not sure if it was hurt or a baby who hasn't learned to fly. We also saw lots of turtles and a hawk who flew over us, down the river in search of fish, but he was too fast to get a shot of. 






9 comments:

Carrie P. said...

looks fun. that photo of the heron is beautiful.

Fiona said...

A lovely place to paddle... long trip though, I am not surprised you are tired... so beautiful
Hugz

paulette said...

What a gorgeous outing...thanks for taking us along with you and hubby!!
P

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Beautiful pictures Deb especially the heron...I hope it wasn't hurt. What a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Lynn

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

hubs and I took beginner Kayak lessons last weekend...we hope to buy a couple Kayaks this summer...I can't wait to start exploring our lakes and ocean coastline. Cheers, Susan

Melissa said...

Maybe one day I will learn to paddle too! Thanks for the lovely photos and the inspiration!

Deb said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time paddling. We have quite a few herons in the ponds around here but they're never together and look so lonely standing in the water by themselves.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Peaceful! Restful! Abosultely inviting!

Soggibottom said...

Beautiful... I wasn't, but because of your pics, could have been there right beside you...
Sleep now, ready to go again... :-) :-) WANT TO SEE MORE PHOTO'S :-)
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