|Mr. Mac and friends|
With the short lived summer months, we try and find any excuse to hit the local lakes and waterways.
Now on to the adventure: As silly as it could seem, kayaking in the same location over and over can get boring. We live in an area with lots of mountain lakes, streams and rivers. This summer I have turned to the internet to find local spots worth paddling by following the calender of a kayaking club. Yesterday we had a double date with a married couple we're friends with .. meeting up for kayaking and then a picnic.
At first glance setting the kayaks in the water, I actually thought this might not be a great spot .. and what was this 'club' thinking when selecting this location. We launched from a bay with semi deep water and a view of the interstate hwy .. with the noise and such. Yes, it was still a beautiful spot that I've often admired when we pass along the roadway in our truck. Then I spied a small channel of water under a roadway with a sign that read 'no motorized' vessels. Traveling for what seemed miles, we encountered a wetland with a water passage 10 ~ 100 feet wide .. winding around bends, opening up in places with views of secluded farms and cattle grazing. A huge moose was spied along the shore, eagles, hawks, herons and ducks. No highway noise .. just tranquil bird song and remnants of hewn log bridges to float under, weathered structures well over a hundred years. Idaho history before our very eyes ... that whispered of past human existence here.
In the tradition of never giving out your huckleberry picking spot, mums the word on this exact location (LOL).
Tomorrow .. on to some mis-adventure.