Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paddling at Beaver Dam Lake this Time!

Location: Beaver Dam Lake, Wake County, NC.  Temperature: 71F Wind: 9 - 13 mph  Conditions: Mostly Sunny

Rachel and I had planned to be out of town on Saturday, but that changed. So I decided I needed to be flexible too and get in another paddle adventure!  ;-)  Today, I pointed my truck's nose toward Beaver Dam Lake, the site of an abortive paddle last week. Click on the photos to enlarge.

 A sunny and blustery day on the water at Beaver Dam Lake.

This gent was piloting a hand-built wood sailboat. I spoke with him when I got back in and he proudly boasted that the boat had been built entirely from hardwoods grown in North Carolina.

I see you! This Heron was peering over a fallen dead tree trunk, at a small yellow kayak approaching its position. The bird took to flight immediately after I snapped this photo.

Another Heron standing along a rocky lake shore.

A fellow in a scull boat. Since he faces backwards, the man has a mirror attached to his cap so he can watch where he is sculling (rowing)!

Reach for the sky. Tall pines and hardwoods point skyward.

One of a trio of crows that noisily cawed while I paddled along the NE shoreline of Beaver Dam Lake. There must have been a nest nearby.

A pine tree bows over into the lake waters.

First there were three turtles...

... than only one! The reptile stared at me defiantly for a few moments, but quickly lost its nerve and disappeared into the water.

Passenger aircraft routinely pass over Beaver Dam Lake as they make their approach to Raleigh Durham Airport.

Looking NE along Beaver Dam Lake.

Tree foliage borders this scene, looking SW across the lake.

Billowy clouds float across the sky with partial reflections in the water.

Another great paddle adventure for me! It was a little blustery, but with mild temperatures and mostly sunny conditions, you will read no complaints from me! Talk with you again soon! 

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