a great day for a paddle

My first paddle on a river instead of a totally calm lake… it was WONDERFUL…


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since days of long ago. 
Robert Burns


31 thoughts on “a great day for a paddle

      • It’s called The Sixes river near Cape Blanco on the southern Oregon coast. That huge rock just past the trees on the left side is at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. You can see the Cape Blanco lighthouse in places from down on the river.


    • Only a little bit brave. The river was pretty low and quite calm otherwise I probably would have chickened out, but I am getting more comfortable in new situations and the kayak itself. Didn’t take as many pics since I had the dog with me on the way back. She kept whining to be with me and I didn’t want her developing a negative thing about the kayak.


    • Had to include the bow in the shot. It seemed to add to the feeling of the adventure. The river already took me to a magical place… some gorgeous scenery on a perfect day.


  1. Rivers are so much fun, you hardly have to paddle except to steer. But, you do have to be careful, you can get so mesmerized by the scenery going by that you forget to avoid obstructions. 😉 I’m glad that you’re enjoying kayaking, it’s a great way to see the world in a different way.


    • It may not look like it in this wide spot of the river, but the ocean was just around the bend. That huge rock is actually at the surf line. We encountered some wind waves and current in places, but it was all good. The one thing that nearly freaked me out was there was a snake headed straight for my kayak at one point. It want under the kayak and I didn’t see it come out the other side. I kept having this creepy thought it might have climbed into the kayak with me… eek! 😉


    • The mouth of the river, going out to the ocean isn’t very far from where this shot was taken. It just widened out at this spot and looked quite calm. The closer we got to the ocean, the more the wind and the current picked up, but it wasn’t near as bad as I had expected to deal with it.


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