Sunday, June 18, 2006

Kayak Day 

Last evening I pulled Lara Craft, Cove Raider (aka my kayak) out if its winter storage in the basement and went out for several hours on the Charles River. I put in at Nahanton Park in Newton, and paddled upstream first so that I'd be able to have an easier trip back. I think I got just past the Dedham Mall before I turned around. Along the way I saw a deer (from about 8 feet away), a family of muskrats, a family of swans, some fish jumping, a great blue heron, a white heron, several red-winged blackbirds, lots of dragonflies, and assorted other birds.

My unfortunate souveneir for the day is a kayak-pattern sunburn - face, forearms, and front and medial thighs. Ouch.

Click on the photo I took at my turnaround point to see more photos. I also called my dad for Father's Day from this spot.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 11:59 AM