Lake dates – one of the best parts of summer. Saturday was our first lake date this season due to a chilly June. We were pretty excited to get out and enjoy the day and I packed a little picnic. After a not-so-great start (which involved a failed launch followed by a trip to town for a new battery) we were finally off!
At the north end of the lake, and near the mouth of the river, is a waterfowl protection area. We came upon two Golden Eagles – at least I think that’s what they were. I managed to grab a shot of this guy and I’m counting on my ornithologist friends to confirm this. (you know who you are!) There were other eagles and hawks as well, but these were HUGE!
We made our way up the river, enjoying more of nature’s bounty. When we found a sheltered inlet, we shut off the motor and drifted while we ate salmon spread on saltines with little wedges of sweet watermelon.
A colony of Blue Herons live here
This was a perfect day and a splendid kick-off to the 2010 boating season!