Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So much change around us, truly the only constant. Time to break out the winter paddling gear, replenish the ditch kit, find warm mittens and paddling booties. Actually looking forward to it... not. But we takes what weez can getz up her in the Nortwood. Paddle Paddle - SAIL!!
Never swap horses crossing a stream or canoes for that matter - American Proverb (with a little Capt'n )
Monday, October 20, 2008
I caught this hawk on a fly by on my hike. Saturday up on Green Lake a bald eagle flew 25' over head. Pretty cool, never saw a bald eagle that close up. Looked like he was going to land, but everyone was screaming "look at the bald eagle" and he kept going.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. -Benjamin Disraeli
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday Boo had surgery to have the screw in her ankle removed and was told to lay low for the weekend. So a little road trip to Concord, where we met up with an ole trapper and his re-enactment memorabilia. Quite an interesting fellow.
Emi stayed in Shorewood for the Homecoming extravaganza. Beautiful weather for it. She said she had a ball! Never did ask who won the football game.
Boo and I ended up bumping into some of the MCP paddlers on our Saturday paddle. We did an up hill paddle from Dousman on the Bark River and met them as they were coming down from lower Namahbin lake. Here Boo and I are at the put-in on Fowler Lake.
Sunday found us out on Fowler lake cruising the point and into the inlet of the Oconomowoc river. We checked out a small island I remembered as a kid and poked around among the Lilly pads. Boo loves hearing the stories almost as much as I love telling them.
Picture of Boo in the bow, as we head up the Oconomowoc river. We saw lots of fish in the shallows soaking up the warmth of the sun. No turtles this trip and no duck hunters. We ended up going paddling mid day instead of hitting it early morning.
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. -Anonymous
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Had I done it alone by canoe I might have boasted a little. - Sergeant Farrar, RCMP, 3rd mate aboard the St. Roch, first vessel to circumnavigate N. America