It didn't take much(if any) convincing, when Wendi asked if I would be interested in going paddling with her on Monday. I needed to take a day off form work, and this was a perfect excuse.
We were a little worried about the weather being miserable and rainy, but we lucked out. Other than a little wind, the weather turned out really nice. Partly sunny, in the low 60's, and best of all no rain!
Wendi had her boat(Necky Manitou) and she was able to commandeer another boat(Delta Fourteen5) from REI. This way I didn't have paddle my little WaveSport EZ play boat on the flat water. Making for a much more enjoyable/easier paddle trip on the flat for me :-) Now I really want to sell my WaveSport EZ, and get myself more of a touring type boat.
We had the whole place to ourselves, at least the small little area that we explored. We covered about 5-5.5 miles and barely scratched the surface of exploring Sauvie Island by Kayak.
I am kicking myself for forgetting my camera at home. During our paddle we seen a half dozen bald eagles. Some likely repeat sightings of the same eagles, but non the less. It was an awesome sight to see them so close(15-20ft) and in the wild. Very Cool!!! I'm ready to go back for more!
Below, I put together a quick little interactive map depicting our paddle trip. Enjoy!!
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