Sunday, May 26, 2013

A short and relaxing paddle on the Eno River!

  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?

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  1. Looks like it was a beautiful day for a paddle. Need to take advantage of every opportunity you can with such nice weather. It's nice to be able to have your wife join you. We need to get a tandem kayak soon.

    1. Hey Rob: While tandem kayaks have been nicknamed "divorce boats," Rachel and I get along just fine paddling one! ;-)


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