Sunday, February 24, 2008

Winter Paddle on the Potomac

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.


Jackie said...

Love the picture of the feather! We love to canoe in the winter for the same reasons. No one else about, and if we are on the lake there are no skiers, fast boats, etc. Sounds like you had a nice time.

Susan Tuttle said...

I feel so relaxed just looking at these photos and reading your post - what a lovely time to yourself.