On a recent bicycle ride I stopped and ate my lunch here by the river. I was thinking then that it would be nice to spend some time here in a canoe or kayak again, as I had when I was younger. Today was the day. I put the kayak in here on St Croix River near Gordon and paddled up river about 4.5 to 5 miles.
Nice day to spend not working. The place I work at has cut hours to 32 hours a week due to a downturn in business. Today is the day I am off this week...so far. For those that don't know, soon I will be off full time.
I also paddled up the Eau Claire River from the St. Croix as far as I could go and not make too much work of it. Beyond the downed trees is one of the local swimming holes called Finstads Bridge. Local kids come here to swim when parents won't take them to one of the many lakes surrounding this area. I spent some time there in my youth.
This is still the Eau Claire...but I think you can see where it dumps into the St. Corix from here.
We used to duck hunt this area when we youngsters . Guess what we called this...The Big Rock...creative huh
Stopped here for a little break and a snack. The river is a little wider here, so that is what made it good for the ducks. A nice flyway.
An Eagle nest. We are fortunate to have many Eagles in our area. I saw some today, but the pictures didn't turn out well because I was too far away...that and I have a cheapo camera. Good enough for me though.
It was nice to be out today. Spring fever one might say.
Get outdoors and have some fun ! ! !