Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Today I paddled from the boat launch on Second Pond down the Saranac River to the lower locks and then went down Cold Brook on the way back. Unfortunately, there was a spruce tree down across the brook just 10 minutes downstream that completely blocked the way.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Took a kayak trip with Cindy B today. We did a relaxed explore of Follensby Clear Pond and then went down the creeks into Fish Creek Bay. There were a fair number of motor boats going to and from Upper Saranac.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I took a solo kayak trip today, trying out my new mechanism for carrying the boat inside the car. It worked fine. I put in at Setting Pole Dam and went down the west side of Raquette Pond - a round trip of about 7 miles. I didn't see a lot of wildlife but a fisherman I met near the spot where I turned around told me he had seen a black bear and cub in that area last week. There is lots of shallow water, as marked on the map, with lots of interesting plant life. There are huge white water lilies just starting to bloom and abundant pickerelweed.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
It may be June, but it was 40 degrees here in the North Country this morning. Since we have LOTS of wood to burn, I built a fire in our wonderful wood stove to take the chill off.
In the wildlife department, I watched a very patient doe and her rambunctious twins wander (or bounce in the case of the fawns) through the woods early this morning .
Thursday, June 21, 2007
We have lots of red squirrels -- or more likely, one that races around at great speed and masquerades as several.
There just has to be a way to get at the bird seed at the top of this pole.
I saw a new creature when I looked out to see what the red squirrel was making a fuss about. A huge black squirrel had wondered into its territory, also eyeing the birdseed.