Sunday, May 07, 2006
As you can see from the map above, we live in a part of the Adirondack Park with almost as much water as land, so canoeing and kayaking are a big part of our lives when the water isn't covered with ice.
We woke up to a hard frost on everything this morning (26 degrees!!!). After breakfast and some house work, we decided to go geocaching...a paddle-cache on Lower Saranac Lake. We loaded the boats on the car and headed out. Gail and Ben paddled in Gail's kayak, and I followed along in my solo canoe.
We paddled a couple of miles down the lake to a tiny island which my GPS unit indicated the cache was hidden on...a short hunt later, we had found it.
We enjoyed a picnic lunch on the island, and then headed back up the lake to explore an island we had bypassed on our way to the cache.
Once we found the right island, and managed to get ashore with only me freezing in the 30-something degree water, we explored a bit before relaxing on a rocky slope...facing the sun, listening to the water and wind, and enjoying some lollipops.
Some days just work out perfectly...as I'm typing this, Ben is asleep next to me on the couch, he has pine needles in his hair, lollipop residue on his face, and a smile on his young and angelic face...even in sleep.