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Kayaking Lake Ray Hubbard summer of coranavirus – 2020

 

Kayak in truck

My sit-inside Dagger kayak likes to sit inside my Element. Easier to unload this way.

I have two kayaks, a one person sit-inside Dagger Cypress I bought 16 years ago, and a new 2 1/2 person sit-on-top kayak for taking my grand kids.

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I’ve been using both this summer of the virus, to get out on Lake Ray Hubbard near Dallas, Texas, and forget about everything but paddling and nature.

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I noticed first, things like the surface of the lake: the murky green color, the reeds and the sky reflected certain days like the best paintings ever.

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Some days – calm, others – rough

willows at lake

Willows artfully arranged by nature

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Sky in the lake

I like taking the kids out – though they have mixed emotions about rowing!

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The boys in 1 kayak, me in the other

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Baseball player likes kayaking too

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baby ducks!

I like seeing the giant gold carp roll, and the bass and minnows jump – then I notice the birds who live on the lake and feed on the fish and bugs.

fish Big claw hawk

Osprey

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Young Herons

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Really young herons – not old enough to fly – waiting for mommy to bring lunch

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Older, magnificent heron

Kayaking White and Black

White Egret and Black Duck

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Bird in flight

Kayaking 3 baby birds in nest

Baby birds

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These black ducks sit low in water, then dive for about 30 seconds hunting fish underwater. They make a strange grunting noise when they hang out.

I like the idea that Life goes on, despite the virus…

1 reply »

  1. Hello Ray, I enjoyed your story. I need a nice story right now. It’s fun to see you and grandkids having an adventure. I love watching the birds with you. Thanks, Cyndy

    Sent from my iPhone

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