Sunday, 4 September 2016

August 29th Canoe Ride

It was a lovely trip. My right shoulder was sore that night (a titch of arthritis) , my torso muscles were sore the next night, and my sitting muscles the third night, but I recovered!

Otty Lake is a very shallow lake, 60' at its deepest. Where I launch there is much muck in the bay, and I was pretty much poling my way to open water. The water lilies are prolific.
In the second photo, cottagers have put buoys in to show the rocks. They were just under the surface, in a very shallow spot, well into the bay. I wonder how many have scraped on them?!

I headed down to Jebbs Creek curious, with our drought, to see if it was navigable. It was.

There were few critters. A crow, poking its head in the shallows, didn't want its photo taken. Then the heron, on the far side of the creek hid in the trees.

Happily, she followed me and landed on a branch just up the creek, posing long enough for me to focus the camera. I'm having  hard time with this. I'm just not fast enough, and my graduate lenses are a challenge for near and far.

This Sunfish sailboat made me think of my father, who loved his sailboat!

This was my map track. I was hoping to see the watersnake, but had to rely on these photos from last year, 2015.

I did spot a smaller watersnake.It popped up eight beside my canoe. I grabbed the videocamera!

Watersnake 1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh how wonderful to be out on the water - every bit worth the achy butt!!! YAM xx

The Furry Gnome said...

Any canoe ride is a good canoe ride to me! Friendly heron!

Red said...

Very few prairie lakes have 60 ft of water. It's mostly 10 ft.

Nancy J said...

Lovely trip, that red chair on the floating deck is a winner, but every photo tells me of a beautiful place to visit or live.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a beautiful blue sky and all wonderful photos ~ that snake is amazing ~

thanks for visiting and sharing ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

William Kendall said...

It looks like a good day to be on the water.