Saturday, February 21, 2009
Another 55F day, calm and with sun coming through high hazy clouds. Me and S walked the canoe down to Union Bay. From there, we just headed out to the main lake and south to Denny-Blaine Park. The big lake doesn't give one so much to look at outside of a great view of Mt. Rainier. It is just a nice place to get into the rhythm of paddling. We hug the shore today and spot the street end parks. Streets in this city were originally laid out well into the water. The dead ends of most of the streets are park property, although they have often been neglected. S thinks that walking the canoe to and from the water adds very much to the experience. It makes the "getting to" and "coming from" part of the canoe trip.