Friday, 21 June 2019

I went canoodling!

It was a nice day, but it clouded over. That was alright, as the bugs were not bad on the water. I haven't been for a canoe for two summers. It was a crazy year last year. Taking it easy, I did about 45 minutes on the water. Too long and my back seizes up.

In previous years, I worked my way up to several hours, going up Jebbs Creek. It's a prettier canoe, in the shallows, with much wildlife. I'll try go more regularly. The lake was pretty quiet, on a weekday. There have been complaints about yahoos using the lake as a Nascar track, disturbing swimmers and those in canoes and kayaks.

This is why I don't usually canoe on weekends. Also, if there is a wind, I have to plan my track. We are grateful to a neighbour who lets me park my canoe in their unused bay.

The water was covered in pollen. No breeze, at least not much. Lots of fish. The lake residents have worked hard to convince others to get rid of lawns, and to soften the shorelines with natural plants.


Turtle basking.

Fishie or turtle??!!

A huge bullfrog! They were singing, you can hear them in the video below.

You can hear the bullfrogs, as well as the birds and the wind. The turtle just quietly slipped into the water. I don't know what stirred the water at the end of the video, fish or turtle.
Canoe ride from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

On the way home, a doe was on the road.
doe a deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Rain said...

I love your videos Jenn :) We don't see many turtles around here. That's a big reason I rarely go to the lake...yahoos. They just don't care who they bother day or night...we are hoping one day to have access to a non-motorized lake! I miss kayaking and canoeing! You have a lovely spot! :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Such a peaceful thing to do... YAM xx

Christine said...

good that you went out, great exercise too.

Anvilcloud said...

I hadn’t realized that you didn’t go last year because I do remember a canoe post or three. Time flies.

Karen said...

Such a tranquil outing.

R's Rue said...

What a beautiful place.

William Kendall said...

I wonder what animals, particularly wild ones, think when we speak to them like that.

Red said...

Nothing like a quiet old canoe ride.

Lowcarb team member said...


I've travelled on a boat but never a canoe, it must be so peaceful …

All the best Jan