Kayaking Lowell Lake

Wednesday, August 24: Some of us from Wednesday knit group arranged to go kayaking after. The objective was to give one couple a chance to try out a couple of lighter and folding kayaks, the Oru and my Sea Eagle. And we had a very mellow 10 month old puppy along for the fun.

It was well after lunch time, but we didn’t want to be out for too long (there was another dog in a car), so we paddled out, swapped kayaks,

and went back to near the parking area where we ate lunch, and the two dogs got to come watch us eat.

This loon popped up about eight feet from my boat! I was so startled, it took me a while to remember to take a photo!

We were out until well after 5:00; it was a beautiful evening.

Kayaking Pillsbury State Park, New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 25: If it’s Tuesday, it’s ORFS (Outdoor Recreation for Seniors) again! This past week we convened at Pillsbury State Park, which has three ponds, two connected and one remote.

There is an area with lots of carnivorous plants, both sundews and pitcher plants.
This is where two of the ponds meet.

We returned to the parking lot, packed ourselves up, and drove to a day use picnic area to eat our lunches. It overlooks the third pond, but I didn’t take photos of that one – and its swimming black lab dog chasing three kayaks!