Kayak

May 25, 2019

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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!

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The adventure truck on a dried mud plain after flooding to put in kayaks,,,, why carry when you have 4×4?

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The start

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floating along

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Where we were when I wanted out of the kayak

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the water level was way down, so it had a few fun spots to play in.

 

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March 31, 2018

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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.

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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!

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One more look at the waterfall and headed home!

July 2, 2017

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As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.

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a quick side trip for ice cream

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and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.

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Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture

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waiting….

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April 9, 2017

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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.

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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)

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A great couple of hours on the water!

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Then hike #15 of #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Tract of the Uwharrie Game Land.

What is Clay photographing this week?

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An Eastern Fence Lizard.

Feb. 26, 2017

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It was a great day to take our kayaks for a walk….

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Sadly the water in Bear Creek was deep in spots, so we had to paddle…

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and duck under fallen trees.

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and played in the water coming over the dam.

My partner in crime, Clay sent me these pictures.

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Hold my beer and watch this moment… I tried to slide off the dock, didn’t work! I did save it with only a wet arm and leg.

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Me more upright

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Sam is in a good mood

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Luckily we finally got back to hiking!