December 2010, and our very first backpacking trip. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, 21 pictures
Our First Wilderness Hike. If we were going to give backpacking a go we thought it might be an idea to visit a wilderness first and discover what we were letting ourselves in for. Three-minute read, 12 pictures
Camped at Berry Bend – Truman Lake. 5 pictures
Berry Bend Campfire – We cheated on the fire. We didn’t want to spend a lot of time and energy gathering and cutting wood, so we bought some logs for $4 and I split them.
Camping at Berry Bend – This weekend we tried out our backpacking gear. Two-minute read. 3 pictures
“Oh Getzger!” That’s a fairly frequent exclamation here.
Minivan Complete with ‘Stealth Pods’ – Crighton put-in for kayaking on James River. We call them stealth pods because once we have them on the roof people seem to be unable to see us coming, and pull out in front of us, or even drive into us!
Kayaking on James River – Look carefully and you’ll see Ginger in the distance.
James River Near the Crighton Access Point – We put in at the Crighton access point on the James River this afternoon. The light was excellent and the colder weather meant that there was no one else around.
Ginger kayaking on James River.
Shallows on James River – We put in at the Crighton access point on the James River this afternoon. The light was excellent and the colder weather meant that there was no one else around. One-minute read, 2 pictures
Kayaking and Fishing on Stockton Lake. One-minute read, 4 pictures
Kayak storage problem solved – Now we’ve got a place to keep the kayaks, we need to put away the camping gear. Then we will be able to get the van in the garage.
Pre-Dawn at Table Rock Lake. We were up late watching the Perseids meteor shower, which we did by laying in the warm waters of Table Rock Lake. 2 pictures
Still Waters – Waiting for the dawn on Table Rock Lake.
Red Bluff on Huzzah Creek, Davisville, Missouri – With Mick heading back to the UK, we had a couple of days leisure time before we had to collect the girls at St Louis.
A fairly scrawny looking deer, but it didn’t appear to be at all put-out by us watching it for a while.
Prairie Flowers at the Springfield Nature Conservation Center – Despite the horrid heat, today we took Mick on a walk around the nature center. 3 pictures