About 20 canoes and kayaks paddled off surrounded by the songs of warblers, finches, and red wing blackbirds.
A sun-worshipping turtle stuck around to watch us leave.
I love this creek because there are spots that are wide open and areas that are narrow; completely wooded sections and others that are almost barren. And through it all, the birds just sing and sing and sing.
We saw quite a few blue herons. They are the most prehistoric looking bird - I just love them!
This is the section where I was so happy it wasn't windy! In other treks, that wind would be full force in your face and it's just paddle, paddle, paddle to keep moving forward.
Here's the view from Sour Springs Road where we end the trek. And below is the other side of the road. We were going to continue on, but a kayak scout told us there was too much 'creek crud' to get through.
The whole paddle only took us about an hour and 45 minutes. Much too short, if you ask me! The next trek is scheduled for October 4 - I've already got it on my calendar!