I had decided if the weather was nice, a day long Kayak trip was in order. Today was the day. I drove to where the St. Croix river crosses Douglas County highway T and left the truck and bicycled back the 12 miles to the start and leisurely kayaked to the truck.
Good day with the temps probably around the +70F mark, but a very strong SSW wind...which was the direction I was heading most of the time down river.
I did see a lot of ducks and also a few Bald Head Eagles, like this one sitting high in the tree hanging over the river looking for lunch.
This goose kept a close eye on me as I coasted by.
I stopped a little over half way down where the Buckley creek dumps in to the St. Croix for lunch. I cooked up soup and dried out some clothes. They were wet again 10 minutes after I had left this spot.
This is the Buckley Creek just before it dumps into the St Croix.
I can't remember seeing a porcupine in such a small tree. Between the weight of the porky and the wind a howling, he was really swaying in that little tree.
Just a pic of the river.
This a spring that is well known by the locals. The tree in the back ground has just recently went over, but it fell in a direction that it did not harm the spot where people drink from. I remember stopping here when I was just little and drinking from here. There was a cup here when I was small and still one here today.
Get outdoors and have some fun ! ! !