Location: Eno River, Durham, NC Temperature: 68F Wind: Light Conditions: Sunny
Memorial Day weekend meant an extra day off from work... and more opportunities for paddling! Rachel and I decided to check out the Eno River following church on Sunday.
We put in at the Eno River boat ramp and paddled west to avoid the fishermen crowd. The Eno River was swollen and very muddy from recent rains. There was little to no current that made for an easy and relaxing paddling adventure!
We spotted a few turtle sunning themselves on dead trees.
A blue heron relaxing in the shade of a tree. Nice reflection of the bird in the still waters of the Eno River.
A "hitchhiking" butterfly attached itself to Rachel's sun hat.
We made the circuit around Oxbow Island. The water way narrowed at several spots and at times we had no more than 6 inches of water under our keel, but we made it around the island.
Here is Rachel's "Ent man" - this time of year clothed in his summer finery!
Rachel swiveled around in her seat and snapped a photo of yours truly, the Durhamblogger. I was wearing my dazed, sleepy look, just letting the sun and calm river conditions wash over me! ;-)
It was a beautiful day and a relaxing paddle on the Eno River. Paddling allows me to be reflective, "catch my breath", and just slow down for a few blissful hours. Who can ask for any more than that?