Kayak and Rose (artificial)

Kayak and Rose

This was taken on a trip to Bowron Lake Provincial Park … sorta in the middle of B.C. It’s a great park for canoeing … not quite so much for kayaking. There is a chain of lakes that provides 70 miles of paddling with motors not allowed. Birds and wildlife abound. The several portages are the only drawback … although the portage trails are excellent and accept carts.

Oh, that is water and reflection in the background, not sky and clouds.

Foggy Kayaking

Foggy Kayaking

I was going through some older photos and seeing what I had missed. Going back and reviewing images from months or years ago is a great way to not only refresh memories, but you can see images that didn’t strike you at the time because you had preconceived ideas about the image you were expecting.

This is Ellis Cove off of Budd Bay in Olympia.

Camera: Nikon AW120

Out On the Bay

I paddle out onto the bay
Just me and the gulls, herons and ducks
There is a bit of wind from the south
A little chop on the water, but not much

A  flock of bufflehead since my last visit
seasons change, birds come and go
no loons yet
They will be here when it gets cold

It’s quiet on the water and it clears your mind
You can focus on the important things
Keeping the entry splash of the paddle
As gentle as the breeze

The wind picks up…
Each boat is different
As distinctive as fine wine
The best are alive with each wave.

You move with the water
The boat and you as one
Keeping your balance, centered
Following the boat … The boat knows.

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