Saturday, April 3, 2010

Two to Paddle. Going Tandem on the Eno River

4/3/2010 - Eno River, Durham, NC

Rachel and I returned to the Eno River on Saturday. It was another beautiful day with temperatures in the low 80's with a slight breeze. Put in was at the Eno River boat ramp at the end of Red Mill Road. Surprisingly, there were fewer vehicles in the parking lot then Friday. I guess folks were out of town for the Easter weekend.

We paddled north on the Eno River and then east up the Flat River.

Dead tree that looked to be home to woodpeckers judging by the numerous holes in the upper trunk area.

A "splash" of green foliage. It was great to see trees and bushes starting to bud with the warmer weather we are now experiencing. I've had enough of winter!

Huge, dead tree that had fallen over a small tributary of the Flat River. I estimate that it was over 30 feet in length.

Met this flotilla of "yakers" on our return leg. Some of these folks were renting their boats from Banks Dixon who I wrote about in my Tandem Paddling on the Eno River post.

I was pleased to see that "most" of the kayakers wore PFDs... smart ladies indeed!

One fellow yaker was kind enough to snap me and the missus!

Nice "shooting" there partner!

The end of another pleasant day on the water.
Rachel and I found our paddling "rhythm" on this trip. We had few; if any, paddle hits and with both of us paddling in synchronization... we were really scooting over the water! We also worked out some verbal commands to make turns easier. Ready for the Yee Haw! River Paddle next week! Stay tuned.

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