Kayaking and Canoeing

We had so much fun kayaking last week, we decided to go again.
It was a bit warmer, the water was clearer and there were a lot more people. We set out on the 8-mile trip down the Delaware River. There are two islands you pass on the left as you go down the river.
We stopped at the first island to eat lunch. I think everyone had the same idea and the very small “beach” got very crowded and we quickly left.
As we got into our kayaks, I suggested we leave the main branch of the river and instead go around the island. Last week we stayed with everyone else.

My husband warned us…”It’s probably going to be more paddling, since we won’t be on the main river and the current will be slower.” I decided that I was up for the risk and challenge.

It was beautiful. We were alone. We saw a small inlet and enjoyed the rest of our lunch. We found and paddled around another island. It was almost an island within the island. We wondered if we would find our way out. We kept reassuring ourselves that the river only runs one way and all we had to do was keep following the current.

We saw two blue herons. They took flight and guided us the last few feet until we suddenly came back out to the main river.
As we rejoined the main river I thought, “Yes, that was worth the risk.” It was more paddling. It took us longer to reach the destination. We did it our way and it came out just right.