|Near Great Island|
K lives not far up the Blackhall River, which comes in just a hundred yards or so from here. She is an artist friend of mine and this is one of those bonding canoe trips that I take my art buddies out on.
I steer us upriver into some waters that she's not been in. The tide is out, but it is not a particularly low low tide, so there is enough water all along the route. We pass the Watch Rocks without seeing too many birds...a few great blue herons and a docile pair of yellow legs that let us pass close.
|In the Lieutenant River|
It is a fairly spectacular fall day.
|At the top of the paddling in the Lieutenant River|
This time of the year is quiet when it comes to birds. It is in the top of the Lieutenant that we find the most birds, a family of seven mute swans, a flock of Canada geese, a few golden eye ducks, some kingfishers and some common mergansers.
We return with the wind in our face and a gentle flood current against us. But that just makes the trip last a bit longer...