At the southern end there's a bog where I've seen ducks, geese and heron. I headed that direction one afternoon. I did see ducks and geese but mostly just water and flora.
I love the reflections of this boathouse on the water.
The circle of life.
Log becomes home to new growth.
I love the gracefullness of the limbs.
N looking back at me.
This was not the only kayaking N did this year. He's finally big enough to handle a boat on his own, so one afternoon he had a paddling lesson. We got him into a boat, I took hold of the line on front and swam nearby while he practiced his paddling skills.
Note the intensity on his face.
Concentrating on proper technique.
Once we were comfortable that he wasn't going to flip his boat or throw the paddle, we hooked his line to the back of my boat and headed off on a short trip from the afternoon beach to Boot Bay and back. N did very well and made it just over 2/3rds of the way before he got tired, after which I towed him the rest of the way.
Early on during the trip.
Stay tuned for more about kayaking on Rainbow Lake. (I'm tired and this post is long enough.)