July 23, 2008

Lord's Cove Paddle with Scott Martin

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Scott and I went paddling in Lord's Cove.

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Here is Scott with his awesome camera.

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Going under a bridge.

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3 little clouds

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Scott taking a shot...

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# little clouds with an osprey. This is the photo he was taking in the picture above.

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Eagle coming in for a landing.

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The Eagle

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Thimble Islands Paddle

A few weekends ago Steve took Julie and me to the Thimble Islands in Branford for a great paddle. We went past Great Island where we were lucky enough to visit when we were little with the Platt Nature Center.

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Julie and Steve

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Julie and Heather

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Julie and a heron.

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Shark Rock

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Very cool house.

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June 30, 2008

Another GREAT Paddle

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The group today includes Russell (green), Steve (yellow), Julie (orange) and Alison (blue).

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Here is our returning special guest Alison.

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We splashed at the CT River Estuary behind the Deep River marina.

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Julie had a great idea to start a Kayaking Club, but we can only accept members that have a different color kayak. We are currently recruiting for pink, purple, brown, and red.

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Onto the river...

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Stopped for a picnic lunch just past the Essex Boat Club.

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Julie and Heath

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Alison with the windmill and swans of North Cove, Essex.

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Steve with the windmill and swans.

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The Girls on the River!

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June 16, 2008

Lily's Kayaking Lesson

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Lily did a GREAT job kayaking on Saturday. She's a natural!

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Future Lifeguard

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May 26, 2008

Exploring Cedar Lake

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We packed the kayak into the bus and went in search of an adventure!

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George is ready for some fishing, as I head off to paddle the lake.

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This little guy needed some help.

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Pretty Bus!

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These steps led down to the water from the cemetery.

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Here are some more steps that have deteriorated and have been covered up. You can make out three steps if you look closely.

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Life is good.

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April 23, 2008

Morning Paddle 4/23

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Little Red House

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Bouy One

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String of Bouys

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November 12, 2007

Sunday Paddle- My First Eagle

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Going out for paddle on a wonderfully brisk fall day!

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All bundled up and ready to go!

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This is the first eagle I've photographed in the wild. I paddled up as close as I could, which was to the shore of the spit of land this tree is on (in North Cove, Essex); I was about 20 yards from the base of the tree.

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Sailboat Racing in Essex


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A Paddle with Alison

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On a windy and sunny day last weekend, Alison and I went for a great paddle around Essex. We dropped in North Cove and paddled our way over to Middle Cove.

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Once securely on land... we went across the street to the Black Seal to reward ourselves with beer and yummy food. Our original plan to paddle back to the car after lunch(against the wind), was soon abandoned, and we instead walked back to the car and went to pick up the boats where we left them. Good times!

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November 07, 2007

Falls River Paddle


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October 05, 2007

Weekend Paddle

These photos are best viewed by clicking on the post title "Weekend Paddle" on the right under the Recent Entries menu, as they are getting cut off on the right side here on the main page.

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Going out for a paddle!

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View into North Cove

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Headed for the windmill...

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View of Essex from Middle Cove

Swans in South Cove

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Lots of birds

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September 08, 2007

Paddle in Guilford

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Red House

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Seagull flying with crab in its mouth

Mud with little stream


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May 08, 2006

Sunday Afternoon in a Canoe

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This is Abby! She loves canoe rides.

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She likes the ducks,

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and herons;

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although neither stay for very long.

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Turtles are harder to find, but they stay until you put them back.

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Standing George

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Watch out for the low bough!

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Ducking George

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On our way...

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to our secret spot.

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