Thursday, April 5, 2012
First paddles for 2012
This post does not include my usual directions and information about parking because it is a familiar spot.
My first 2012 paddle was on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook. (Click for specific info.)
Day 1 was March 18th. Kayaking in Maine? In March? Yup! I was very excited. It was a beautiful day.
The first picture is a bit deceptive... the river was wide open, no ice, but in one of the offshoots of the river, there was a bit of ice. A great photo opp!
This is the tunnel, complete with beaver dam.
My paddling buddy!
My second day was March 22nd, a solo trip after work. I saw a lot of wildlife.
There were many ducks about....
The moss was very green and ferns were starting...
On this trip, There was a critter on the beaver dam... Not sure if it was a beaver or a muskrat... I am leaning toward muskrat, but if it was, it was a BIG one.
Then, a turtle poked its head above water! Turtles? In March?
Painted turtles enjoying the warm weather!
I am so glad it is kayak season! It is early to be on the water and people need to pay very close attention to being safe. The water is still cold. I have seen a few vehicles with kayaks on board, and each one makes me smile!
Have fun & Be Safe!