Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Fun!


I am not sure if I had a good week or bad, lol. Bill took the week off since he has been working non stop all month, but plans don't always work out the way we want. The weekend was a bust, with the holiday, too many beach goers to want to go out and fight the traffic. Then I broke a tooth and had to go to the dentist, late in the day, so it killed any paddling on that day. Then I had to go back another day to get a regular check up and it took awhile with X-rays and cleaning. That will teach me to put off going to the dentist;) To top it off, my cheek swelled up so I look like a chipmunk on one side, lol.

The good thing is, we got to go out for a couple of days and enjoy some paddling, even though it was still a bit on the humid side.

We went to Barn Island which is off of the coast of Connecticut and paddled down a cove, then out to the island. The cove was long and calmer, fun to explore new areas.



We even spotted the castle. On the road side it looks more like a castle with gargoyles and stone work. From the back it is a mix of styles, but a beautiful place sitting on the marsh.



You can also find unexpected items while exploring. Why there is an old mini submarine in the marsh, I have no idea.



Today we went to Ninigret Pond. It is a saltwater pond that has a lot of coves and an opening to the ocean. As we came out of the launch, we passed a guy who was hauling in his oyster pots.



We explored a cove today, it was a nice way to paddle without the winds. There was a little spit of land with a duck blind on it, but I guess the birds didn't care.



After we paddled around the cove we came out to the pond again and the wind was blowing harder and I was getting hot and tired. The great thing was, it was low tide and there were sand bars in the middle of the pond. The perfect place to stop and go for a swim. After we rested we went to the ocean but the tide was coming in, along with hundreds of jelly fish, so I decided not to stay and swim there, lol.



And for those who would like a dose of cute, my son took a video of Nicholas and put it to music, just too sweet, love the little guy:) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


13 comments:

Karen said...

Any news on the trailer?

Fiona said...

I always love your paddling posts and I always love to see young Nicolas....
Hugz

Julie Fukuda said...

Looks like a good bit of paddling nd Nicholas is just darling.

Jacque. said...

Love the water photos...and that Nicholas is too precious! That video is adorable!

moosecraft said...

Awwww..... Nicholas is such a sweetheart! :-) Glad you got out for a paddle too!

paulette said...

Sooo cute!! He is doing well with his walking too!! Thanks for sharing your paddling pics...always love to see what you are up to!
P

Allie said...

Ouch ouch ouch - hope you're feeling better now!!! I've been putting off going to the dentist too....sigh. I feel for ya!

Your aquatic adventures look so fun, although I would have given the jellyfish a miss too. Yuck. That little video of Nicholas is too adorable - is there anything more beautiful than a child with eyes full of wonder!!

acorn hollow said...

Sorry about your tooth but glad you got out on the water.
Your grandbaby is so darling.
Cathy

primitivebettys said...

Nicholas is super cute! Glad you had some paddle time!

Raymond Homestead said...

The dentist is getting to be more expensive than the doctor! Love the water photos. The video is adorable!

marly said...

That looks so relaxing. Especially needed after dental work!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm so sorry there had to be dental work and that ugly bill! I sure do love the areas you kayak. Just beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I do like a dose of cute. Sweet.