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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

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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

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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

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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

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Homecoming paddle

loudon_paddle.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz I finally dragged my kayak and rack down to the dock this week and took advantage of that fact to get out on the lake this morning before the storms moved in. I … Continue reading

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Cooling off in the cove …

Benji goes for a swim in the cove during a day of boating and hanging out on the dock.

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Scene of the crime …

I took advantage of perfect weather yesterday to take the kayak out for a paddle. The water was up, muddy and full of debris from the rain we’ve had for the past several days. I saw a lot of bass … Continue reading

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Paddling during winter pool

cloyd_creek_gps2_02_12_2009 Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz The weather was once again perfect, so I set off for Cloyd Creek on Thursday. It was about 60 degrees, no wind and the ring-billed gulls were out in force as I paddled … Continue reading

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February kayaking

February kayaking Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz I took advantage of a 70-degree February day on Tuesday to paddle the kayak. As is generally the case, I was overly ambitious. I paddled upstream on Lake Loudon with the goal … Continue reading

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Driftwood roundup …

driftwood.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz It was beautiful on Sunday, so we took the bowrider out for a while to motor around Fort Loudon Lake. After picking up Tom and Jenny, we spotted an amazing piece of driftwood … Continue reading

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