Hi all! This last week was pretty good. I had a mini-vacation – I took Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off of work. I spent the week at my house on Cape Cod, so did a lot of Cape Cod types of things. There are beaches, woods to walk in and places to explore. But, for me, the big thing is kayaking!
I did several paddles over the course of the week, including Saturday. I brought my camera out on most of them (one time was so rough and windy, I didn’t bother – I came back soaked) and I think i got a few really good photos – we’ll see later.
At my old place I was restricted to Swan Pond and the Swan River. Here, I am still restricted to the Bass River, but there is a lot more territory to explore, even if it is a long paddle away to anything as wild as parts of Swan River. I did not head towards the ocean on any of my paddles, but explored most of the coves, little ponds, etc. that I could reach going the other way, all of the way up to the far reaches of Follin’s Pond
A couple of highlights were watching a mama osprey feeding her chicks and watching an osprey attack an eagle. Eagles are so much bigger (osprey have a 6 foot/2 meter wingspan – eagles are bigger…) and often bully osprey, stealing fish and I’ve even seen video of them swiping chicks out of osprey nests, so seeing the osprey attacking the eagle was odd.
That was my smile for the week, havign a mini-vacation and getting out for a few very long kayak paddles.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.