This weekend was perfect for paddling on the pond. A good majority of the land is owned by the state park and campground, so there are a lot of nice coves to explore without the crowds from the beach side.
The wonderful thing about kayaks is that you can get into the shallow coves and explore. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom and any fish swimming by.
The other nice thing about this side of the pond is the beach. This area used to be part of the campground, but they had problems with people starting fires and not enough rangers to cover this section, so now it is closed and overgrown. Perfect for us, the beach is still there and a nice place to stop and enjoy a swim and a snack.
The coves are filled with natural beauty and I even had a hawk fly right over me, carrying a squirrel, that was something I have never seen and so close. The coves are filled with birds and dragonflies, we even saw red ones, something I have never seen before. The tall grasses make you feel like you are in the land of the giants.
It was the perfect day, cool breezes, quiet and relaxing paddling and nature all around. I was using my pocket camera so I couldn't get shots of the dragonflies or birds.
Purple marsh of majesty!