Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekend Wanderings and Giveaway!

We had a beautiful weekend and of course I had to get out on the water. Dani was too tired to get up in time which made me happy, it meant I could go on a longer paddle;)

You could not ask for a more perfect day for paddling, the inner bay was as smooth as glass.

We paddled straight for the bridge, stops were made on the water to get a drink and rest my arms. This is what is is like when you go under the bridge, today was calmer so I could take a photo as I passed under. Usually the waves and currents pull you back and forth so you have to paddle fast to go through to keep on a straight line.

Coming out to the other side. We stopped to take a quick rest on this side, we still had more paddling to do. This is the Jamestown bridge and from Jamestown, you can go over to Newport.

We paddled to Casey Point, an area that I played at when I was younger, since I lived down the road. With low tide and a rocky shoreline, I decided not to land there for a break, my new kayak is softer and gets gouged by rocks. Coming back was easier, the tides were coming back in and we sailed along with the currents. We rested at a beach for a bit but we ended up going over 11 miles and I was pushing it to get back, for the last mile;)

Sunday was a rest day. My idea of rest is to paddle at the lake so I can stop and swim and just paddle along the shorelines and not push myself. My daughter came with us and the cloudy day made for some  heat free paddling.

On Saturday we had a cookout with the kids and of course I got to spoil my grandson. They always like to go shopping while they are in the area, so they leave him here with me while they shop. I was making silly noises and making him laugh, but hard to take photos when he changes expressions so much and kept kicking me, lol.

He is so alert and not even 3 months yet, he is has so much personality.

And now for the giveaway. This week it will be your choice of one of my epatterns. You can make a comment, or you can add a caption to the second photo of Nicholas, or you can tell me what the heck the next photo is? On the way back we paddled through swarms of these things, they were like thin lines that bent and moved on their own, as well as drifting with the tide. I have no idea what they were. I will draw two names from the comments on this post and two people will win their choice of a pattern. I will keep the giveaway open until friday night and draw a winner and announce it on Friday.


Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Debbie!!! Your grandson is adorable!!

Happy Valley Primitives said...

What a cute little guy! With so much expression on his face, I'll bet he keeps you in stitches!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Adorable pictures and your paddling adventure looks like fun. Yesterday was my first time in a kayak and I LOVED it!
I think the caption under the little guy's picture should be
"Okay Mommy, I promise not to tell Dad that you ate the WHOLE candy bar"

Julie Fukuda said...

I loved the paddling pictures but that little sweetie takes the prize.

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend out on the water.
Your grandson is so sweet!
Have a great week!

Terry said...

You always visit the loveliest places! :0)

cucki said...

Beautiful photos...Your grandson is adorable.
I think the caption under the picture will be..
" oh grandma you bought my quilt?? Didn't make it yourself :)
Hugs cucki x

Fiesta said...

so cute. He is saying " please granma, one more pic"

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd love to kayak there!
Your grandson is saying, Oooo almost got caught! I've got to watch grandma carefully.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

What a cute grand baby....he's adorable! I am guessing the last photo is something jumping or fluttering in the water? Looks a bit like you are on a bridge looking down...looks like it was a nice time with your family!

marie said...

I've traveled over the Jamestown bridge many times, the lower part was the favorite as I hate heights. Your grand is sure a cutie.

Allie said...

Oh Debbie that looks so fun - maybe I'll get brave and try a kayak some time! I have no idea what those things are in the water, but I'd sure like to know. Maybe plankton of some kind? Your grandson is too darling for words, easily the best pics of the bunch! Oh those cheeks!