Monday, September 16, 2013

our "preschool" ultimate day

When I got my kayak, I realized that it had a big enough cockpit to fit a kid in front of me.  In fact, I realized that I could not only fit Emora in front, but I could with the spray skirt on us too.  It was a bit hilarious getting in and required some creative gymnastics, but we did it.  I'm glad we got it on, because you can get fairly wet inside from the water dripping off the paddle and this kept her dry.  We'd been watching the days because I didn't want to go out when it was too windy.  This day was perfectly still- and she didn't want to go, but I forced her.

And she loved it!  We were out about an hour and a half.  We just went to the closest beach.  Everything looks different from on the lake and we wanted to see what the dam looked like from this side, then we headed across the middle of the lake.

There were fish jumping and we saw several of my favorites:  pelicans!  We chased this one down for a while.  He was keeping a watchful eye on us.  We got pretty close, but it was a bit tricky getting the camera out at the optimal picture taking time.

Cozy together in there.  It got pretty warm actually.  In the full heat of summer, I can't stand the spray skirt on, but it's nice now.

We kayaked over to some friends' house to see if we could locate it from this side.

It was so still out there!

Emora paddled some, but her special power is to go in circles.

Heading back to shore- as you can see, the trees are starting to turn colors a bit.
Life can be so grand at times and it's so fun to get to share it together!


MacLeodofSaskatoon said...

Special times!

MacLeodofSaskatoon said...

Special times!