A good day. Bike ride, swim, 7 mile kayak to this jumping off rock, nap, swim, sunset paddle and games.
Sunrise over Sam’s tent as seen from my tent.
An Osprey circles it’s nest.
Sam and I enjoy an evening paddle as the sun sets.
I was talking with a friend about how I wanted to get back to 165. I am close – 60 pounds lost in 14 months. The way this week ended, I might be there by Tuesday!
The adventure truck on a dried mud plain after flooding to put in kayaks,,,, why carry when you have 4×4?
Where we were when I wanted out of the kayak
the water level was way down, so it had a few fun spots to play in.
A day on the water. We headed back to Falls Reservoir, the bit of water between two dams on the Yadkin River, because it is always quite and very few motorboats. The waterfall was flowing nicely – I can not find a name for it, before the dams, the area was known as The Narrows.
We paddled towards the northern dam, but there was fast water and since I flipped a boat in a release here we turned back and had lunch on an island. We found remains of previous visitors!
One more look at the waterfall and headed home!
A great day on the Yadkin River.
and always into the “caves”
The threat of rain…
another evening paddle
As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.
a quick side trip for ice cream
and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.
Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture
Cleaned and ready
Today was another day in the woods. We started on a section of the Uwharrie River I have wanted to paddle for a while. It needs spring rains to be deep enough to paddle.
After the thunderstorms in the middle of the week, it looked promising, featuring over 12 class I rapids (easiest) and good flow. I don’t have pictures, but we started almost immediately when Sam flipped her boat when she hit a strainer (tree)
A great couple of hours on the water!
Then hike #15 of #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Tract of the Uwharrie Game Land.
What is Clay photographing this week?
An Eastern Fence Lizard.
Does this look like how to dress for kayaking? It is when the start temperature is 26 degrees!
Our finds along the Rappahannock River – several shark teeth fossils and a opossum