Tuesday, September 20, 2011

09/20/2011 - Lower Dog River

Launch: Home
Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Lower Dog River - getting in a training workout for an upcoming race in Oct.
Distance: 10.5 miles (round trip)
Pedal time: 2-1/4 hours
Weather: Temp 74 degrees, Winds 0-5 mph out of the northeast. Water temp 83 degrees. Mostly cloudy. Falling tide. Current about 0.5 mph.

Header Image. Forget your worries - be like a duck - paddle and enjoy!

Colors were a bit bland as the sun lightened up the dark morning sky.

First sighting of the sun near Dog River Bridge on this beautiful morning.

The Grand Mariner cats seemed a little blue and sleepy headed this morning.

Ducks were wide awake and out for a morning paddle.

Heading back upstream - waters were slick because there wasn't any wind.

Just north of Halls Mill Creek, a fog bank came rolling in.

This was unexpected. Can't even see the other side of the river. When you kayak, you need to be prepared for the unexpected.

A photo of the sun shot through the clearing fog seemed to reveal black sun spots. A quick search on the internet for current sunspots confirmed it. It is mind boggling to know that temperatures reach 27,000,000 degrees in that ball of fire that lightens our days and keeps us warm. To view a stunning image of the sun from NASA, click here.

As quick as the fog bank came rolling in, it disappeared just as fast.

Rain during the night and a foggy morning coated vegetation with dew drops.

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