I recently purchased a kayak – nothing fancy, just a hard plastic one that I can take out on the lake. I don’t have to worry about beaching it or scratching the hull, but it allows me to explore and enjoy the lake and the shoreline at an up-close and leisurely pace.
I’ve enjoyed watching deer and small fawns along the bank of the lake, turtles that are quickly diving into the weeds, fish that are swimming in the clear and warm summer water, eagles overhead that swoop down into the lake and rise again with a fish in their talons, and loons that cruise the lake then disappear as they dive for their meals. I’ve been mesmerized by the still lake surface in the early morning when the water is like a sheet of glass reflecting the clouds overhead, the whitecaps that ripple across the lake when the wind comes rushing through the channel, and the quietness of evening as the sun descends behind the trees to the west while the moon rises in the east.
I will never grow tired of nature and all that it offers up to us, no matter the season.
Welcome to the other side.LOL owning a kayak is addictive, just so you know. 3 kayaks and one canoe later I have never tired with all the surprising things to find from the water paddling.
I now understand that completely, Paula! I’ve thought of your adventures many times when I’ve been out on the water.
Just remember to listen to the wind and watch the sky. The trees will always give a warning to get off the lake.