K is for…

K

…Kayak!

Meet my beloved Pink Floyd, purchased last August:

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First (and last) time on the town dock. Kayaks and docks – not a good combo. I quickly learned it was much better to launch and beach Floyd a little further away, on the riverbank itself. ‘Nuff said.

Floyd and I go out on the ironically named Speed River.

Does this look like a speedy river to you?
Does this look like a speedy river to you?

My August/September ritual was to get up on Sunday mornings, pack a light breakfast and make a travel mug of tea, and wheel Floyd down to the river for a leisurely paddle and nosh before it got too hot. We usually ended up here before turning around and heading back home:

After the Black Bridge, the water was too shallow, even for Floyd.
After the Black Bridge, the water got too shallow, even for Floyd.

Along the way, we would see things like this:

Waterlily
Waterlily

And this:

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

And this:

Egret
Egret

And this:

Swan
Swan

And of course, these:

Canada Geese
Canada Geese

I can’t think of a better way to spend a morning. Or an evening. Or a day.

Hard to believe all this beauty is in my "backyard". Pinch me!
Hard to believe all this peaceful beauty is in my “backyard”. Pinch me!

This spring I purchased Floyd a little “sister”, yet to named. A bright green tandem (two person) kayak. So friends and family can come onto the river with me, instead of having to listen to my raptures about how wonderful it is out there.

I am looking forward to my first full season of this wonderful activity.

Rock on,

The WB

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