There’s something very special about being on the water at dawn.
Sometimes, when I’m able to get to the river at dawn, I’m rewarded with the simple pleasure of watching the river awaken.
The beaches of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula tend to be rockier and much colder than those on the East Coast of the United States. But if you enjoy walking along the coast they provide some great opportunities to explore.
Looking over the gunwale of my canoe I’m struck by the peace, quiet and stillness of the scene. My paddle, the clouds, trees and even power lines are all clearly visible in the slow, calm water just inches below me. Continue reading “A Simple Gift Over The Gunwale”
This week’s photo challenge topic is Satisfaction. I batted a few ideas around and ended up with this photograph taken on a recent visit to the James River. You may not see anything satisfying in the photograph but that’s okay. I’ll explain.
Most of the Rivanna River is like this. It’s a fairly slow, shallow river. The bottom alternates between sandy and rocky portions without much mud or silt so the water is very clear. There aren’t many people on the river particularly during the week. Continue reading “Solitude On The Rivanna”
About a week ago we visited Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington. The snow melt was in full swing and wildflowers were beginning to emerge. Continue reading “Mt. Rainier Snow Melt”
I found this can on a recent trip to the Rivanna River. My friends and I were trying to recall when beverage cans replaced pull-top tabs, like this one, with pop-top tabs. To the best of our recollection these cans were out of circulation by the early 1980’s. That would make this can roughly 30 – 35 years old! What’s even stranger is last year on the same river I found other pull-top cans. Continue reading “Dispose Of Properly”
Christine Falls in Mount Rainer National Park, Washington flows right under this bridge with a nice stone facade. It’s not one of the largest falls in the park but its impressive nonetheless and it’s easily accessible from the road making it a spot within the park. Continue reading “Christine Falls, Mount Rainer National Park”
This tree trunk is an example of the ever changing nature of rivers. Continue reading “The Ever Changing River”