Provincial Parks are open and back to almost normal use. Kayaking season is well underway. The Ontario Government was kind enough to extend my Provincial Park Pass until the end of the summer 2022. I aim to go Kayaking at least once a week to make sure I get the most out of my 2021 Provincial Park Pass. At least this year all the washrooms are available (you don’t have to pee in the woods). I’ve learned to get out of the kayak at the far end of the Old Ausable Channel at the Pinery and use the facilities before heading back downstream.
I also bought a 2nd kayak so I can take friends with me. My husband rigged my trailer to accommodate the 2 kayaks. My first outing with the new setup was with my Sister. We counted 159 painted turtles and 2 snappers. I’m certain there were more turtles, but I kept loosing count and need to buy a manual clicking counter. We also were lucky enough to see 2 muskrats, turkey vultures, Blue Heron, King Fishers and King Birds. The slide show below includes photos from my last 2 trips on the Old Ausable Channel. I loved seeing the Juvenile Bald Eagle. The new to me kayak is a fishing kayak and is a bit more stable for taking photos.
Kayaking on the Old Ausable Chanel lets me re-energize my soul. Counting turtles on my way to the far bridge of the loop I think I missed a few on this log. I counted 10, but there were 3 adjacent to the log that I missed before I looked at the photo evidence.
So on National Live Creative Day be certain to do something a bit creative in your ordinary day. A little bit of arts and crafts or painting, or just dance.
Then after working up an appetite celebrate Eat a Hoagie Day followed by National Cream-Filled Donut Day.
Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day and share your best jokes with your True Love. That way you are also celebrating True Love Forever Day. What better way to celebrate than by laughing with the one you love.
For Christians around the world today is Pentecost Sunday. A day of celebration for when the Holy Spirit was sent to be with the disciples.
Today is also World Turtle Day. Turtle are my favorite animals. Counting turtles on the Ausable Channel in my Kayak is my favorite activity. The most I’ve counted on one day was 148 painted turtles sunning themselves.