Kayaking with the Eagles

A delightful day yesterday along the Potomac River in Virginia, not far from where it connects with the Chesapeake Bay.

I joined a carload of Takoma Park residents for a morning kayak out of Caledon Nature Area, outside of Fredericksburg. We were out for about 1 1/2 hours and saw a bald eagle close up soon after we got on the water, and then some herons (great blue and a green one). It was mostly calm water, except for when we got a wake of a passing boat.

Afterward we sat outside on the deck of Captain Billy’s, a waterside restaurant, and had great crabcake sandwiches.

There is so much to explore here.

(By the way, a hike the day before was shortened because part of the park around Catocotin Mountain was closed for security reasons. It turns out that Camp David is “in the park” somewhere, and President Obama was there for the weekend. Ya can’t get away from politics even in the wilderness, I guess.)


About mariannedc

I just moved from Albany, NY, to the Washington, DC, area and many friends and former co-workers want to hear about my life here. So this seemed like a great way to do that.
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