Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A beautiful July 4th
We decided to go kayaking on July 4th as the weather was amazingly gorgeous, hot and sunny. The lake and river we love to go to has some wonderful swimming areas, and beautiful paddling. So off we went....me with my new iphone being used to take pictures. The day started out beautifully - with sun and some beautiful cloud formations building in the west. A few rumbles of far off thunder were heard - but it wasn't close to us so we ignored it.
At one point, I tied up on the shore while DH went exploring up river to the beaver dams...I sat in the sun and drew, read, ate my lunch and swam. The water was glorious - warm for the first top 5 inches and then COLD below that - very refreshing.
When DH got back to where I was he mentioned that the clouds looked like they were full of rain, so we started paddling back to our launch area - just in case there was thunder and lightning. Then the rain started - and to tell you the truth - it was wonderful. No thunder, just warm rain pouring down. I was wet already so who cares if I got wetter - we paddled along slowly just enjoying the changes in the weather.
Then - as is typical - the sun came beaming out again, making the last part of our journey warm and humid.
It was a wonderfully relaxing day - gorgeous weather, nice folk on the river, peaceful. Perfect end to a long weekend.
Posted by Mim at 5:45 AM