Monday, July 23, 2012

Paddling the Flat River on a beautiful summer morning!

Location: Flat River, Durham, NC. Temperature: 77F Wind: Light 3 -5 mph Conditions: Mostly Sunny

Monday, July 23, is my birthday! You may guess my age... but I'm only going to reply that I'm old enough to know better! So, in honor of my birthday, I decided to celebrate by taking a day off from work... and going paddling! Rachel had to work, so I took our single seat kayak and headed to the Eno River boat ramp, a short ten minute drive from my house. I wanted to explore the Flat River, that branches off the Eno River, and see the early morning hour sights. For this blog post, I've decided not to write commentary, but let my photos capture the beauty, wonder, tranquility, and peacefulness of paddling the Flat River on an early morning summer day. Enjoy! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lake Fest and paddling on Kerr Lake, Clarksville, VA.

Location: Gypsy Beach (Private Beach), Kerr Lake, Clarksville, VA. Temperature: 75F Wind: Moderate 5 - 10mph Conditions: Overcast

Rachel and I spend this past weekend in Clarksville, VA. to visit her mother... attend Lake Fest... and of course, get in some paddling at Kerr Lake!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tandem Paddle on the Eno River

Location: Eno River, Durham, NC. Temperature: 78F Wind: Light 0 - 5mph Conditions: Partly Sunny

It had been several weeks since our last paddle in mid-June. With weeks of record heat... temperatures in excess of 100 F... broken up with brief periods of torrential downpours -the weather had not been favorable for any paddling adventures. So, it was with much relief on my part, that Rachel and I were finally able to paddle this Saturday on the Eno River! I was also excited to try out my new camera (birthday present) that Rachel and my sons bought for me -  a FujiFilm Finepix S2980 14 Megapixel camera with a 18X zoom lens! BTW, I believe the following photos are the best quality and sharpest images ever shown on Durhamblogger!