We are back at the lake and got out in the kayaks last evening with a friend. It was a wonderful evening to be on the water; no wind, flat water, and loons.
As we started, we saw this interesting cloud formation.
This shore bird had an evening snack.
We have heard a loon earlier in the season, and seen one, but tonight we saw this pair. They were on the western side of the southern part of the lake, along a boat dock.
As we paddled by them, they swam out to a ball-shaped float in the lake. One took an interest in this strange yellow ball.
It actually was able to climb on top of it.
The moon had already risen, not quite full, but soon to be. I liked the contrast of the pure blue sky, the stark branches, and the moon.
We got to the southern end of the lake, to the inlet of Horton Creek and found these two swans patrolling the waters. Since swans can be quite territorial and aggressive, we yielded to the swans and skipped by the southern end of the lake.
We saw very few turtles that time of day, but this small one watched me closely as I paddled by.
Thank you, Polly, for paddling with us. It was a great evening.