Kayaking at Chester Woods

Tonight the humidity finally dropped enough that I went out kayaking at Chester Woods.  It was a great night for it, nice cool weather, and the lake was like glass.  I was not the only one out there though, a few boats were on the water and a lot of people were fishing from the dock.

I paddled around for quite some time, then as I turned a corner I saw something in the water.  At first I thought it was a dog, but as I got closer it was a very large beaver.  The head of the beaver was the same size as my black lab, Alexis.  I followed it for a while before it hit the water with it’s tail and disappeared.

Afterwards I decided to start heading to shore as the sun was starting to go down.  As I pulled into the boat launch a family came down to meet me.  I wasn’t sure why as I have never seen these people before.  But the guy asked if I wanted to kayak for a couple more minutes.  It turns out that his little girl had dropped their bug repellant in the water when they went over the bridge.  I paddled over and got it, and the little girl thanked me.  It was really sweet and she said it like one of those super hero movies.  I guess that would’ve made me Kayak-Man.

So all in all, I really NEEDED to go kayaking tonight.  I have been so busy with work and other stuff that a night on the lake is just what I needed to clear my head and put me in better spirits.  Which is good because tomorrow is Monday and the start of another week.

1 Response

  1. Michelle says:

    Michael Flores, you’re my hero. (said like Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) LOL