Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On the Water










After our trip to the canoe museum last week, Reece was pretty excited about spending some time on the water. And that is just what we did yesterday.

We rented a canoe, and hit the waters in Peterborough for a few hours of exploring. We saw three great blue herons, we watched osprey seek out their meal and then swooped down to collect it from the water and ducks, so many ducks, floating around and allowing us to get up close and personal with them.

I am a water person to the core, being near water is always so soothing for me, but being on the water, becoming one with it as we paddled, it filled my being with joy. We have not been on the water since Reece was born and returning to it felt right in so many ways.

Reece as already asked when we will be heading out again, a good sign that he too enjoyed being on the water.

We finished the day with a picnic in the park, a little splash pad fun for my little man and a stop for tea on the way home. Really, it was a perfect day.

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  1. it does sound perfect :) Our heron that hangs out at the duck pond mid summer is back, however every time I see him I do not have my camera..Someday I will snap him.

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    1. It really was. Herons are just so beautiful and full of so much grace.

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  2. I wasn't even there and I totally agree!

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  3. What a wonderful outing and such beauty. Thank you for sharing.
    -Karen

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  4. Perfect days in August ~ cherish and savor! loving the hands on learning :)

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  5. It looks perfect! So happy he loved being out on the water too!

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    1. It was Dawn, and I am so happy he enjoyed being out there too. There are plans to head back out next week :)

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  6. What a beautiful day! I love that picture of Reece in his blue life jacket - what a sweetie he is!

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  7. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day!

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  8. How funny that we should both have been paddling along the river this week! Lovely scenery near you and so much to see. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

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  9. I'm a water person too - one of the things I miss most about being back east is the ocean! These pictures all look so wonderful and peaceful - I'm glad you had such a lovely day! :)

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  10. Clearly it was a great day for it. I love being on the water too. It amazing now different and wonderful life looks from the water.

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