A canoe (or kayak) can take you places you can’t get to any other way. Small streams, too narrow and shallow for other boats, open up into places to explore. You move silently, more part of the environment than with a motor.
It was the first warm weekend of spring. she wanted to look for migratory birds. I was just happy to be on the water. Paddling through a black water swamp we saw a lot of wildlife. One of the high points was a wild turkey that we startled. It flew across the open water just a few yards in front of the bow. We saw everything from gnat-catchers to bald eagles. I had a camera with me and took a few pictures of the day.
Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.