Wednesday on the River

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by merlin, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Another exciting adventure on the river today. Definitely autumn, with the morning chill necessitating warmer clothing. But the sun warmed things up after a bit, and although there were no headwinds, the current was still quite strong in various places.

    The trip back was a different story, as wind gusts up to 25 knots made paddling very challenging. Waves broke over the bow, and the kayaks were blown sideways at times. The adrenalin rush was helpful, and we made it back safely.

    Sightings included Canada geese, Ospreys, and a large flock of Blue-winged teal in addition to herons, ravens and turkey vultures. And as always, the stillness, solitude, and deep connections with nature and spirit were inspiring and uplifting.

    These are photos of the rock cliffs at Cochiti Canyon, where we stopped for lunch.

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  2. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Super as usual Merlin.
     
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  3. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Thanks very much, Mike!
     
  4. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Some of them he rock faces look as though they have been quarried by man but I'm sure they haven't. Also I assume I can see life preservers in the kayak cockpits?
     
  5. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    No rock quarries there!!! Yes, those are our pfds (personal flotation devices), along with sprayskirts and paddles.