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Next morning we got up and packed everything except the tent into the car and unloaded the kayaks (we wanted the tent to dry out from the dew) we then walked our kayaks down to the lake, (like I said most sites are right on the water) we had a great place to put in.
It was early on Sunday so there were not a lot of motor boats out on the lake yet. We paddled north on the lake we saw an Osprey nest with one inside. We continued further up and saw a Great Blue Heron. We paddled past a little island and went down into a cove, all the way at the end was a little creek, had it not been for my husband I would have paddled right past it, it was kind of tucked away. My husband led the way as we paddled because the further in we got the more narrow it became, I was almost tempted to turn back around because of all the debris we had to navigate around. There were a lot of downed tree branches and stumps.
The further back we got we could hear running water as if there were a waterfall some where near by. It became very shallow and my husband actually bottomed out his boat. We were so close and we could hear and see a little bit of water running. I decided to get out and walk the rest of the way while my husband stayed back with our son (it's hard enough navigating slippery rock by yourself let alone with a 4 year old) as I got back there I could see a little babbling brook running over smooth rocks, there was no way to take the kayaks any further because it was so shallow and the stream or brook had too many dips but it was so beautiful that when I walked back I told my husband he had to see it.
When he got back we turned our kayaks around and headed back for our campsite, that's when we saw another Osprey this time we were able to see it return to a nest where we saw one in the nest and another on a branch nearby.
All in all it was a most enjoyable trip one we intend to repeat very soon.
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