Mid-day Monochromes

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Paddling along on a warm summers day. Too late for the morning light yet too early for sunset.

The sun high overhead as Cormorants rest…

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a tree reflects…
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the Heron ponders the day.

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Paddling along with the sun high overhead we gaze into the distance and enjoy summers light on a beautiful summer day.

From the water

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A day spent paddling besides just being good clean fun allows you to see things from water level. Yes, these are birds we see from land, but while floating by in a kayak, seeing mergansers, red-necked grebes and bald eagles from the water provides us with a different perspective.

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A common Merganser pair preens while perched on a log.

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A Red-Necked Grebe pair courting and strengthening their bond.

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An ever watchful immature Bald Eagle perched along the shore. All sighted we can see from land but when seen from the water make them just a bit more special.

Mighty Mink

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While out at a local lake on our kayaks we were treated to a very unexpected sight…a mink hunting crawfish. This guy/gal was working the shoreline and caught at least two crawfish while we watched from out in the lake on our kayaks. We had no idea mink lived along the shores of this lake and have never seen one before. Another reminder that those little moments sure can make your day.

Silent Sunrise

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Some days it seems like we awaken to a world of noise. This was not one of those days. Spring Island, BC.

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Dimples

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This wasn’t the biggest iceberg in the pond but boy oh boy the evening light sure made it special. Photographed while kayaking in Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland, August 2013.