Friday, June 06, 2014

Spring Scenes Along the Thornapple

I've taken six trips along the Thornapple River in my new (used) kayak during April and May and decided to post a number of photos.  Here, you can watch as the trees slowly over themselves with leaves and see some of the animals I saw (those I was able to capture through the lens of a camera).  Enjoy.

Charlton Park is at the west end of Thornapple Lake.  The created "village" serves as a museum of the way things use to be.
 
In early April, there were tons of turtles out sunning themselves.  Now you don't see quite as many.














10 comments:

  1. Lot of redbuds out down here too. With my legs as they are, I could no longer canoe, much less Kayak, I fear.

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    1. Charles, you might try a sit-on-top kayak as they'd be easier to get in and out. Also, most of the other boats you see in the photo (except for mine) have a large cockpit that makes it easier to get in and out. You have some good country to explore around you down there and a kayak would be a good way to see it.

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  2. Wow Sage the Thornapple River looks like an awesome place to do some kayaking. And I love that shot of the turtle :)

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  3. looks like a lovely river to kayak along. i never did learn to roll a kayak,

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  4. Redbuds are such pretty trees! It looks like a lovely place to kayak!

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  5. Love the photos, especially the reflection ones. Very Van Gogh like.

    I'm probably approaching 20 years since I last rolled a kayak and I am in the unusual position of not owning one anymore. One of these days I'll have to remedy that. Is rolling your kayak after thirty years like getting on a bike after 30 years?

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  6. Beautiful pix. I love the turtles and the red bud and the water ripples are better than modern art!!

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  7. I don't know why but your recreation always looks like too much work. {;-o}}}}}}}}}}}

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  8. nice...i like those reflection shots...they really capture the color...
    and its cool seeing those turtles as well....

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