National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Finally COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted enough to permit the use of Provincial Parks including vault toilets. I purchased my Season’s pass and went Kayaking. I had just set my kayak on the shore of the Old Ausauble Channel and turned around to see this raccoon trying to get into my kayak. She was looking for food and had seen me put my cooler on the dock. She left the kayak and went over to search through the nearby garbage can. When I got into the kayak and started to launch of the shore she followed me and almost jumped into the water.
It was such a beautiful day to kayak. I saw 3 baby muskrats playing in the water at the far end of my route and a pileated woodpecker on the way back to the dock. Kingfishers were playing along the banks. A dozen Canadian Geese, red wing black birds, and 3 muskrats swimming across the Chanel. I only saw 13 turtles today, far below my lifetime record last year of 149.