Monday, October 3, 2011
2nd time out
Since I probably won't see a day as pretty as yesterday until April or May, next year, I had to get the outrigger out for another paddle on Lake Springfield. I started at the same access as the last time, close to Highway 65, but went considerably further, since I had an entire afternoon to kill. I paddled around 4-4 1/2 miles, total. I can feel it today. But, that's not due to the canoe's capabilities, but more to my fairly sedentary family man lifestyle.
City Utilities power plant. The reason the lake exists. The James River is dammed (or damned) here to provide water for coolant. I didn't see any three-eyed fish, but I saw a woodpecker, a couple of herons and plenty of Canada geese. Lots of kayakers and canoeists on the water, as well. I talked to several about my boat and theirs.
Never did pick up the fishing pole. I was too busy messing with the boat to bother. This thing is so stable, it's like paddling a dock down the river.