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July 21 I took Luke for an afternoon kayaking on the James River at Springfield, Missouri [12 pictures].

Blufff topped by trees, showing the rough texture, and a dead tree in the water at Lake Truman Missouri

This was the last bit of the shore we examined before heading back to the campground.

Now it’s getting frosty I want to put the van in the garage. Today I took a few minutes away from the computer to park the kayaks up on the garage ceiling.

On the other hand, getting up again is quite a struggle. With the long open cockpit at least I can lay down and enjoy the sunshine, something I couldn’t do in a closed cockpit design. Not that it makes for a particularly good (or flattering) picture, but it sums up our day on Fellows lake …

Laying down in my kayak isn’t too difficult (365:103) Read More »

Today we went kayaking on Fellows lake. There’s an annual fee to use Fellows lake. Last year it was $25 per boat – regardless of the type so our little kayaks cost as much to register as a motor boat. This year the fee’s gone up to $35 per boat, so we’re in the process …

Gary and Ginger on a run ashore (365:098) Read More »

Kayaking on James River, Springfield Missouri by Gary Allman

Today was a busy day. We decided to take advantage of the weather and go kayaking on the James River this morning. I’m glad we did, as the temperatures got up to 72°F (22°C), giving me my first chance this year to expose my legs to the air. Despite the warm weather the lake was …

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It’s Saturday so we must be kayaking It’s amazing how quickly the weekend and our Saturday lie-in comes around each week. This morning we hatched a plan to go kayaking on Lake Springfield. The temperature had risen above freezing and, at the time we decided to go at least, the sun was shining. At the …

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Ascend FS10 Kayak on the shore of Stockton Lake, Missouri

We decided to make the most of the nice weather and packed the van the previous night, got up extra early and loaded the Kayaks on the van before the school run. We were on the lake by 9.30am. We put in at Mutton Creek, and we took it quite easy, paddling north up the …

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