Sunday, October 23, 2011

Waldo in the Fall

Day 8 (10/23/11)

This time of the year you don’t know when your Kayak trip is going to be the last of the year. We had stayed home yesterday to get some fall cleanup work done banking on the forecast which said it was supposed to be even nicer and warmer today. Well it wasn’t nicer but it was nice enough. We always like to sneak in one last trip to Waldo before the lakes freeze over. It was quite overcast when we got there but there was little wind so it was pleasant enough. We had fun working our way up the flowage and into the river. We scared up a deer but didn’t really see it. Once we got into the river the water was crystal clear. Most of the leaves were off the trees which made it easy to see the terrain. It is always kind of fun to see what the landscape looks like behind the shroud of leaves. Mostly we just goofed around and enjoyed the day. By the time we started making our way back the wind had not only picked up but had shifted so that it was in our face. We kind of laughed because it always seems to do that at Waldo. We were starting to get a little cold by the time we got back but not enough to spoil a fun day.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cairns on the Onion

Day 7 (10/9/11)
It has been a long time since I have posted on here. It feels good to be back. It wasn’t that we didn’t do anything. We have actually been out kayaking a couple of times but I haven’t had a lot of time to write. I had to take a three credit class for continuing education credits and spent all my spare time writing for that (boring) but it’s over and I can get back to the important things in life. We went back to Hingham today hoping that the fall colors would be peaking. I think we missed them. A lot of the leaves were off the trees already. It was a beautiful day nevertheless and although the colors weren’t the best there was still opportunity to get some great photos and video. It was a grand day for cairn building. We actually found one from our earlier trip in July partially standing. Eileen had taken a mess of pictures of some cairns we had built and we didn’t notice until we got home and viewed them that there was an arrow stuck in the tree right above where she built a cairn. It was kind of strange because it shows up in all the pictures and how we didn’t see it while we were there I can’t imagine. We actually saw other people out on the flowage today for the first time. We had always been surprised that with so many people living on it that we always had it to ourselves. I hope we can get in a few more trips yet this summer.

Cairns with Arrow

Again with the arrow