An early fall afternoon kayak trip on Firesteel Creek
I’ve been incredibly busy this summer and didn’t get my kayak out until yesterday, but it was worth the wait. With sunshine, only a light breeze and a temperature in the upper 60s, it was an absolutely perfect day. I put in near the west end of Lake Mitchell and kayaked upstream on Firesteel Creek for nearly two hours before turning around.
I love getting out on my kayak because it always reminds me that, no matter how busy my life is, somewhere there’s a serene place undisturbed by man. Yesterday, that place included wild flowers, water that was glassy and beautiful when the wind died down, birds that let me glide up close to them, fish that surprised me when they jumped up near me, and the kind of quiet that I’ve only found while alone on a waterbody in nature.
Here are some photos I shot with my Blackberry.