So this weekend while Jenni, Carloyn Southworth, and Mom were hanging out with all the ladies for Jenni's Baby Shower, Ron & I took his new canoe out for a paddle around the northern tip of Camano Island.
This being my first time in a canoe probably since the day I obtained my canoeing merit badge as a 13 year old boy scout, Ron & I had a bit of trouble trying to make the boat go forward. This must have been pretty hilarious to anyone watching back on shore. I'm sure we looked like 2 drunken sailors out there weaving and swerving from left to right. I told Ron this way we got to see more scenery then if we just paddled straight ahead. Luckily the water was smooth as glass and we were able to make it to our destination.
We set out to find some bald eagles that we had been told can be seen from time to time, but only from the vantage point of out on the water looking back towards land where the beach runs into a cliff.
We were successful and got to see 2 bald eagles. This one let us get close enough to pull up on shore and snaps from pictures.
All in all, it was a fun outing with great weather and adventurous companionship. The first thing we did when we got back was pull out the "Canoeing for Dummies" book to see how the heck you paddle with 2 people in the boat. For anyone that is interested: paddle on opposite sides 8-12 strokes then rotate sides and repeat. We'll have to try that next time.