Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cherokee Marsh

Let's paddle.

Cherokee Marsh (extensive wetland complex of more then 2000 acres) lies on the northeast side of Madison, Wisconsin and marks the entry of the Yahara River into Lake
Mendota - one of the major lakes for which Madison is known for.
John arrived about 15 minutes before me and was already on the water. I gave him a lesson in how to portage a Kruger. I had the drag line out and pulled the Sea-Wind across the frozen wood chips. John just shook his head and smiled. No dragging his beautiful canvas wood canoe.

John against a back drop of snow clouds
A jewel of a location so close to the city of Madison. A very nice and convenient place to get the boat wet in November.
John and I put in a couple hours watching the storm clouds roll by. The sun won out as a brisk Northerly pushed the clouds to the South. We were hoping to see some real snow, but were denied.
Where Canvas meets Kevlar
We were given a gift this Sunday morning. The air was crisp and the sun shown bright. We drifted in the shallows sharing a Thermos of coffee talk adventure and taking it all in.
Does it get any better then this in November - The Capt'n


Silbs said...

Neat place to "gunk hole" or just snuggle into a spot and wait on the wildlife to go by.

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Thought I might see you out there... with big pond to the east all cold and nasty