Friday, October 1, 2010

Kayaking 101

October 1 ~ 28 degrees C ~ perfect day for an adventure.
Starting out ...

The kayaks are still being used and today was the first time I had really tried one out. Andrew and I decided to head to Nictaux Canal (actually Andrew decided, I was just along for the ride). Nictaux is a little place just south of Middleton. So, we both took the day off work, hoping the weatherman was correct in telling us that no rain was in the forecast. I must say that I was a little timid about this whole thing, but once we got in the kayaks and headed out, it was great.

Beautiful rural Nova Scotia in the fall.

Almost to our destination - the lake.

We had time to talk and enjoy the fall beauty of NS. It was fairly windy and the wind was against us as we headed out, our destination a small lake at the end of the canal. After about an hour and a half we made it to the lake, but there was a low bridge and the lake looked rather rough, so we decided to turn around and head back. Needless to say, my arms and shoulders are suffering a wee bit tonight. About halfway back, the sky opened up and it poured rain (thanking the weatherman for his accuracy in the forecast at this point).

The end of the journey - note the drowned rat look - not so attractive!!
Still crazy, after all these years ...

Life goes on. The teenagers are growing up and away, so time to develop some activities we can enjoy together. Looking forward to Thanksgiving, spending time with family and friends and always remembering that God is the giver of all good gifts.