It was a perfect day, little wind and a blue sky punctuated with puffy white clouds. Our paddles entered the water almost two hours after leaving home in Columbus. We were ready to enjoy the day with a paddle up Paint Creek which would add up to about seven miles once we arrived back at our launch. Unlike the time of spring migration and spring wildflowers our expectation for seeing birds and wildflowers in the deep green embrace of mid-July were not great but the area we had decided to paddle, both enchanting and beautiful made up for it.
The below pictures are offered as encouragement for all that seek to pursue a similar quest.
We had gliding through the water to little more than the sound of the paddle, the calls of Northen Parula and Yellow Warblers, and a distant Wood Thrush. It had been a day well spent.
Soothing, tranquilizing, relajante….captured forever…thank you.
What an enjoyable outing you had with excellent photographs to show for it, thank you very much for posting the blog.
That looks like a beautiful place to spend the day. I love how the stone comes right up out of the water, almost like a quarry. You don’t see things like that here.
That looks beautiful.
Terrific catch of the heron in flight!