Aug 27, 2013A Late Afternoon Paddle on the James River with Lanie

Lanie in an Ascend D10 Kayak on the Jame River, Springfield Missouri
Lanie -on the James River. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Lanie had a break in her rehearsal schedule, so I thought I’d take her kayaking to get her out and about for a while.

We jokingly refer to the kayaks as ‘stealth pods’ because as soon as we put them on the van it becomes invisible. People cut in on us, people pull out in front of us. We have learned to be extra careful when we are carrying them. Today was no different, except I don’t have eyes in the back of my head. We’d not gone a couple of blocks from home before someone drove into the back of us at a junction. 

Luckily neither the van or any of us  were harmed. Though  I’m not quite so sure about the front end of the car that ran into us. I did a quick check to make sure that all was well and then we were off again – with no more incidents.

It was hot work getting the Kayaks loaded and unloaded.  Ginger agreed to help load and unload the Kayaks, drop us off and come and get us at whatever access point we ended up.

We put-in at the Southwood Access, and I had hoped to finish up at Lake Springfield. Unfortunately Lanie was short on time (homework to be done), and also got tired quite quickly – probably a result of being away doing Churchy stuff this past weekend and all the Little Mermaid rehearsals she attends -1-2 hours  per night. So we just went up and down the James River, getting Ginger to pick us up at the same place she dropped us off.

In all we paddled nearly four miles, not bad for a quick run out.

Kayak on the James River covered in fall leaves, Springfield Missouri.
There’s no doubt that fall is fast approaching – just look at all those leaves. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Lanie paddling down the James River. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Lanie showing off her paddling prowess. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
assing under the old road bridge – Now only fishermen, hikers and cyclists use this bridge. Part of the Galloway Greenway Trail and the James River Trail. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved. For Ozarks Walkabout

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