“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay

"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner

"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sea Gull Island

Sorry that I haven't posted much lately, Since my trip to Ireland I have not paddled much and when I have it has been the same old routine, La Framboise, and Farm Island. Today I went up to Lake Oahe. I managed to forget my GPS and camera when I left, so I estimated my distance with Google Maps and used my phone for a few pictures.
I drove up to Okobojo Point and launched from camp site #1. I paddled up the bay towards what becomes Okobojo Creek. I started a little late in the day and did not make it to where it begins to look like a creek. I did find a nice, little island. As I approached it, I noticed it was full of seagulls. They scattered as I got closer. It was a neat, little hideaway and I would like camp on it some time. It was about 2.5 miles to the backside of the island, about 5 miles round trip.

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Launching from campsite #1. From 2010-08-01
This looked like a nice place to take a nap... From 2010-08-01
Reminiscent of The Birds... Thank You, Alfred Hitchcock. From 2010-08-01