Kayaking the Wading River

What with all the dropping off of kayaks and jockeying of cars, one wonders whether there’ll be time left to kayak!

There aren’t many trees that give off those bright colors here in the Pine Barrens except for the river birch and sweet gum.

Upon first entering the water, I noticed a snake zig-zagging across the river. I thought it best to give him the right-of-way!

The road down to the bridge is a three-mile combination of smooth, pot-holed, and sugar sand road. Not good for a car like mine that is not equipped with four-wheel drive.

The Sierra Club was out on the water as were a handful of Boy Scouts and various other people–it was a beautiful, clear, crisp fall day. 

There were some pretty hefty wind gusts on the river that caused Ks- jacket to make her look like the Michelin Man!

The 5.8 mile paddle is fairly easy and only takes three hours–a very enjoyable three hours. (Thanks to K- and C-!)

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I certainly did!

Daily Gratitude: A beautiful, Fall day.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU:  I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.  ~Henry David Thoreau


14 thoughts on “Kayaking the Wading River

  1. These are incredible photographs. There is a beauty in the colors, but a starkness in the cold reflections on the water. What a wonderful way to spend 3 hours! This is something I would never be able to do, but now I feel as if I’ve had a go at it, along with you, through your photographs. 🙂

  2. Gorgeous shots as always… Hope you managed the kayaking peacefully. I had a great weekend as it was sunny. One of the kids was home and sick so we had to nurture the little one… God is good. 🙂

  3. Such magnificent pictures. Thank you for taking us down the river. When we were doing our leaf-peeping drive I kept saying how much I wished we could go for a canoe and see the colors from the water. I’m just not organized enough this year to figure out how to do that. You just took me on a little voyage, making me yearn for it even more.

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