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More Columbia River Time

This morning, Hubby and I took advantage of having one more day off together.  We took a little paddling jaunt on the Columbia River, near our home.

Columbia River

We both had trouble adjusting our little pocket cameras, so as beautiful as the morning was, our photos don’t do it justice at all!

Columbia River

Columbia River

Columbia River

Columbia River

Columbia River

We were right under the eagle, but looking into the sun at him (or her).  And, as I said, it just wasn’t a camera day for either of us.

Columbia River

It was wonderful to see the national mascot on Independence Day!

Columbia River

Hubby is tying down the canoe for the trip home.  Hopefully, we’ll have more opportunities to take it out this summer.

It has been a great couple of days off!

Click here to see a 4th of July canoe paddle from 2012.  The photos are better (and different) and there is a link in the post featuring a little history of the town of Marcus.

Click here to see a September post of a canoe paddle on the Columbia River from 2014.  Enjoy more beautiful scenic photos!

Little Twin Lakes

Sunday was a gorgeous day, so Hubby and I packed up a picnic lunch, and the canoe, and headed for Little Twin Lakes.

The area is primitive and remote.  The access washboard dirt road is narrow and about 6 miles.

But so worth the trip!

Beautiful and serene!

Little Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Happy birthday USA!

 

Columbia River Time

Hubby and I had time together!  We chose to ignore the chores, pack up the canoe and head for the river.

It was a great choice!

Columbia River Canoe

Could it be any calmer?

Columbia River Canoe

I put the paddle down, and simply drank it all in.  It felt great to relax in the sunshine!

Columbia River Canoe

A Great Blue Heron was fishing on the sandbar. 

Great Blue Heron

Why did I leave the big camera home???

Great Blue Heron

 Roll On, Columbia, Roll On

A Canoe Afternoon on the Columbia

The 4th of July dawned beautifully…plenty of sunshine, blue sky and calm Columbia water.  This was a day to drop everything, pack a lunch and do some paddling.  We’ve had a whole lot of rain and thunder, day after day, so this day was extra special.

We launched from Marcus Campground.  Marcus, Washington, is an old town with a rich history.  If Hubby and I didn’t live just up the road, we would definitely camp at this scenic and peaceful campground.

We parked at the swallows condo for lunch.

The picture below doesn’t do justice to the swallows who did their best to let us know that we were uninvited guests. 

Hubby had a much needed pleasant outing!

At home, outside the dining room window, the Cedar Waxwings enjoyed a picnic on dogwood berries.  Hubby needs to keep those windows clean on the outside just for such photographic occasions as this!  But today, was Hubby’s day of rest. 

And we were blessed.