As I got closer to the lake, I heard the geese heading in my direction.
Flying directly overhead, groups of Canadian Geese would round the bend one after another.
Preoccupied by the Geese, I nearly missed the Heron wading in the nearby mashes.
Did you know that a group of geese is called a skein, team or a wedge unless they are flying close together, then they are referred to as a plump? How cute is that?
Breathtakingly beautiful? Yes.
However, after reaching the lake I realized how long I'd been gone and that I was running on empty. Paddling up river heading back with a 20-25 mph wind working against me, I began to feel like I'd gone too far...like I overdid it as I had already consumed all the food and water that I'd brought so all I could do was focus.
It was rough, but I finally made it remembering to bear left at the downed Willow. The only problem now was that I had to pee...badly.
So, after I climbed out of the kayak and dissembled my paddles and gear, I looked for some tall, thick bushes and squatted.
Ahhhh...relief at last! Sure there were a few prickly pinches but the relief was totally worth it.
Then before I could get my shorts up, I heard noises. Holy crap, someone was coming down the gravel launch! Hurriedly, I finished pulling up my drawers and pulled my shirt over my shorts hoping to cover anything that was still exposed. It was all good. Whew...close call, I thought.
After chatting briefly with the gentleman and my gear was all loaded and I was ready to hit the road.
When I got home and told the Pres about my adventure while I was stuffing my face (note to self: bring more food), he said, "Hon, lay down and take a nap. You look exhausted and you're just GETTING over a bad cold. Tell me the rest when you wake up."
As nice as that sounds, while lying on the couch with the blanket over my head, I kept feeling something pinching me. However I was so whipped that I drifted off before I could worry about it. It wasn't until I woke up and headed to the bathroom to pee.
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