An Afternoon Kayaking on the James River with Luke

July 21 I took Luke for an afternoon kayaking on the James River at Springfield, Missouri +11.

A Late Afternoon Paddle on the James River with Lanie

A Late Afternoon Paddle on the James River with Lanie – 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. One-minute read, 5 pictures

An Afternoon Kayaking

I’ve had a long outstanding arrangement to take Jonathan out in one of our kayaks. Last week we agreed some mutually convenient times, and today we finally got out on the water. 8 pictures

Bluffs on Harry S Truman Reservoir

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

Ascend D10 & Ascend FS10 Kayaks at Berry Bend, Harry S Truman Reservoir

Ascend D10 & Ascend FS10 Kayaks at Berry Bend, Harry S Truman Reservoir – The dew and the quality of the light caught my eye.

White Pelicans

White Pelicans – White Pelicans on Harry S Truman Lake at Bucksaw.

Railroad Bridge over the James River at the Springfield Nature Center

Look carefully and you’ll see Ginger.

Relaxing in the Kayak after lunch at Lake Springfield (365:304)

The fall color has been magnificent this year. Thus far we’ve not had an opportunity to get out to enjoy them. So, we’ve decide to take a couple of days out and enjoy the weather and the color while both last.

Gary upside down with his head under the deck of a Kayak (365:221)

Gary upside down with his head under the deck of a Kayak (365:221) – No it’s not very well framed, but if you think I was going to extricate myself from being jammed under the fore-deck of the kayak just to check if the darned picture was alright, you are very much mistaken.

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

Laying down in my kayak isn’t too difficult (365:103) – On the other hand, getting up again is quite a struggle. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Kayaking on James River, Springfield Missouri

Kayaking on James River, Springfield Missouri – Today was a busy day. Two-minute read, 7 pictures

Kayaking in the ice on Lake Springfield

Kayaking in the ice on Lake Springfield – It’s Saturday so we must be kayaking. It’s amazing how quickly the weekend and our Saturday lie-in comes around each week. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Minivan Complete with ‘Stealth Pods’

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

Kayaking on James River – Look carefully and you’ll see Ginger in the distance.

James River Near the Crighton Access Point

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

Ginger kayaking on James River.

Shallows 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

Kayaking and Fishing on Stockton Lake. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Kayak storage problem solved

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.

Floating on the Big Piney

Float Trip on the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers.