Kayaking the North River in November

Have I ever mentioned that I consider the Kayak Season to go from March to December (longer if the river doesn’t ice over).  So November is in season, with its own advantages and some disadvantages.

Advantages:

  • Better access to many areas that don’t allow “out-of-towners” from Memorial Day to the end of September.
  • On the North River mosquitoes are not a problem due to the brackish water. On any fresh water lake or river they are a big problem. After the first hard frost in November…goodbye.
  • Hot spots in the “hot” months, no parking. November, no problemo.
  • Photography, high, bright summer sun doesn’t always make for the best conditions. The low late fall sun can give your shots better tones and shadow.

Dis-advantages:

  • Set that alarm clock. you need to be back to the landing by 4PM, the sun is going down. The short days make waiting for the tide difficult.
  • Water temperature isn’t that bad yet, but some days the air can be a little brisk, meaning that going out in just a bathing suit and t-shirt ain’t that good a idea. (If that seems a little off, remember, I’m a Dane.)
  • How many pictures can you take of bare branches and brown grass.

At any time of the year its nice to meet friendly people on the river.

Wooden Kayaks are not common, but what a beautiful boat.

I’ll never know why the birds on the river are gone hell for leather as soon as I get within a couple of hundred yards but the ducks at the park will swim by peacefully a few feet away.

All the seasons have their own charms, but sometimes I think fall’s pace and quiet are my favorite.

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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One Response to Kayaking the North River in November

  1. Doug says:

    Excellent post.
    Relaxing.
    SF
    D

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