Sunday paddle at Mason Neck.......near George Washington's home, Mt. Vernon.
Temperatures in the upper 30's.
What a difference paddling in the winter. No speed boats. No other paddlers. No hassle parking at the boat landing. Five or six eagle spottings. HUGE great blue herrons. The sound of the wind being sliced by a gull. Cold hands and feet. Relatively low tide that kept us from going too far back. Exhaustion.