Monday, August 26, 2013

Weekend Wanderings!


Another beautiful weekend and of course the perfect weekend for paddling. Saturday was cooler, so we did a river paddle. Except for a few people passing by, we had the river to ourselves and the critters who crossed our path. We saw a beaver, a blue heron, hawks and lots of turtles but nothing that would sit still long enough for a photo.

The river is long and winding and passes under several roads and railroad bridges. This is an old trestle bridge.


We always stop at the state park, wilderness canoe campground. I think it would be fun to camp there, but it is really buggy at the sites which are up on the hill.


The blueberry bushes are all empty but their are grapevines lining the river.


Sunday was warmer so we went to the salt water marsh and paddled out to the breakers. We bought our umbrella and just enjoyed sitting on the beach.

We had our own little spot to sit and cool down in the water while we watched the boats go by.


The ocean is just over the dunes, a perfect place to walk around and enjoy the cool breezes.


On the way back, we passed this guy. I am glad I didn't meet him while we were swimming in the water. It is called a Lion's Mane jellyfish and they can grow up to 120 feet long with their tentacles.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, as well.


11 comments:

acorn hollow said...

It looks wonderful it is good to get all the paddling in you can the cold will be here before you know it.
Cathy

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, that sure is a pretty jelly fish. I was stung by one once, man o man did that sting burn.
Do I see a swim suit edition in your future m'lady?? lol.

Blessings,
Carol

Fiona said...

lovely trip... the jelly fish is quite pretty .. I thought at first it was an anenome...
Hugz

Quilt Hollow said...

I always enjoy seeing your journey.

Chris said...

Lovely outing!

moosecraft said...

What beautiful clear weather for a paddle! You look so short in that picture... lol! Glad you did not bump into that jelly fish... those things are what always freaks me out about salt water swimming...

Karen said...

What a wonderful way to spend your summer weekend. Not something I could do but it all looks so relaxing.....except for the paddling.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

You are so lucky to live near the sea...what fun! I think if I saw that creature you would hear me scream! I have been in too many man of war jellyfish clusters while floating, if that's what it's called, and I do NOT like those creatures!! LOL

paulette said...

I ALWAYS enjoy your adventures...thanks for sharing!!
P

Kendra said...

Oh, so jealous. Wishing I was up at the lake kayaking right now. Looks beautiful!

Kendra

Carrie P. said...

wow! that jelly fish is so cool!