Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rollin' on the River

Sunday, the weather was AMAZING. Well, okay it started off cold and rainy, but then the sun came out tomorrow.  My friend Ben had suggested kayaking on the Charles River and we seized the nice weather and headed out.  
I've been kayaking on the Charles once before, but much farther done, near the harbor. This was a nice calm, scenic section. Just gorgeous.
We headed out downstream for a while, we figure we almost went a mile, at least! We saw a few beavers and a beaver lodge, too! There were tons of people out, some canoeing, some kayaking, some paddle boating, just enjoying the day. 
 I was brave and had my phone in a dry bag (my mother is cringing reading this...) and was able to sneak it out at a few calm moments and snap some pictures and I am so happy I did.
When we got back to the boat house, our friend, Deb who works there was just getting off of work and we all went back out, but this time on paddle boards! We went out for a while and then came back in again.

Such a fun afternoon, it was so nice to be out, on the water, a place I am most happy. I slept well Sunday night, too, that is for sure!!

16 thoughts on the matter:

http://vivhalliwell.com said... {Reply}

Gorgeous shots of the river looks like you had a great time...

Toni Patton said... {Reply}

Our family loves to go on float and kayak trips at our local river. Fun shots, looks like you had an amazing time.

Jan Robinson said... {Reply}

Your paddle.water.ripple shot is superb. I am glad you took your phone too :)

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

These are fun! I was cringing right along with your mother knowing you had your nice camera along. I'm sacred of water around cameras. But, you did awesome! I love the oar shot.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Oh, you got some great shots --especially that second to the last photo! That was beautiful.

Emily S said... {Reply}

Great shots on the water...very risky, but it paid off! Sounds like it was a nice day for water fun!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Looks like a fabulous outing :)

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

And I'm glad to took your phone and snuck a few pics too, such great perspective on the red kayak! What fun....(And I am most happy by the water too)

Renae at simple sequins said... {Reply}

Great photo op and great photos, my friend! I would be too nervous of dropping my camera in the lake. hahahhaha.

Sharon said... {Reply}

What awesome shots! My favorite is of the yellow paddle in the ripply blues. Wow! What a fun time!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

Looks like so much fun! I love being out on water too.

Sian said... {Reply}

ahh that looks like so much fun!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

Fantastic- what a great day. I have always wanted to paddle board. My mom used to have a couple kayaks & did it regularly. She really misses it.

tinajo said... {Reply}

Love that, did it amazingly often with my parents when I grew up - not as often nowadays though.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

My husband and I own kayaks, it has to be one of my favorite activities!

Kerry Bergeman said... {Reply}

I adore Kayaking. Used to do t avidly. Not so much anymore. In fact I haven't been in my kayak in probably 10 years :( I'll live through you on this one