Tag Archives: kayak

Kayaking at Burr Oak Lake …

When I sold my kayak in D.C. I knew it was a mistake. One that I just fixed. I picked up a used 17-foot Current Designs Storm via Craig’s List, and despite my concerns that it might be more kayak … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Kayaking at Burr Oak Lake …

Autumn paddle on Melton Hill Lake

I took advantage of a shimmering autumn afternoon yesterday to paddle Melton Hill Lake. I put in at the dam and headed upstream, pausing to paddle up Hope Creek. Fall colors still were clinging to a few trees along the … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Autumn paddle on Melton Hill Lake

Paddling Glenville Lake

I’m not a golfer and I have little interest in spas. So when Lara and I drove over the Dragon and into northeast Georgia to meet her brother, sister-in-law and another couple for a weekend in the mountains, I strapped … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Paddling Glenville Lake

Nuns with paddles

It’s so dark I don’t see the nun buoy until I’m a few feet away. How odd. The red, nun-shaped marker on Parks Bend conjures an instant flashback to angry Sister Mary Library chasing me and Doug Hamilton around book … Continue reading

Posted in Assorted Bob, Paddle Bob, Top Bob, Transcendental Bob, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nuns with paddles

Evening paddle

The weather has been great for the past week or so, prompting me to put the kayak in the water on Wednesday night and paddle over to Prater Flats. I was out for about 2 1/2 hours. It was a … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Paddling Sinking Creek at sunrise

I woke up early today and drove down to Concord Cove Park since I still had my kayak on the truck from the Fontana paddles earlier this week. Concord Cove is about a 12 mile roundtrip paddle from the house, … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Paddling Sinking Creek at sunrise

Wake-up call

As I paddle past groggy, grumpy herons, I see an osprey take flight at the entry to Duck Cove. I hope  this means they’re nesting somewhere in the trees up on Saltpeter Bluff. It’s a perfect morning. Sunrise is shooing … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wake-up call

Paddles with manatees

As I paddled up Crystal Spring, I was trying to convince myself that even if I didn’t see any manatees, it still was worth the trip. The weather was perfect. The water was calm and clear. My kayak already was … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob, Travel Bob | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Return to Silver Springs

I heard them long before I spotted them. After scanning the shoreline for a few moments, I saw furtive movements. About 20 rhesus monkeys were along the shoreline. Their shrieking stopped when they saw me, but after they realized I … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob, Travel Bob | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Return to Silver Springs

Paddling Callville Bay on Lake Mead

My first kayak trip on Lake Mead taught me a quick lesson in scale. I thought Lake Loudon was a big lake. Mead dwarfs it. For some reason, I decided to put in on the north shore of Mead instead … Continue reading

Posted in Paddle Bob | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Paddling Callville Bay on Lake Mead