Monday, September 10, 2007

Canoedooling in September

This posting on our Labor Day paddle (Sept 1st) is a little late in coming, but better than never. We had a beautiful day with blue skies and warm temperatures to explore a new section of the Pawcatuck River. It was a bit scratchy at the start. Okay, let's say we did a lot of walking while trailing our little canoes behind us. Occasionally this involved lifting the canoes completely out of the water for a bit. This is the beauty of a 12lb canoe. It was spectacular, nonetheless. We shared the river with a few turtles, a blue heron (maybe someday we can get a photo!), and some funny creatures wearing rubber boots to their waists and who made annoying grunts as we paddled past. Fly fishing in RI... well I never! You can check out the remoteness of this route at Google earth (<,+ri&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=41.546231,-71.705875&spn=0.0952,0.159645&z=13&layer=t>). It is amazing you can be so close to I95 between NYC and Boston and be surrounded by a wilderness that seems untouched.

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