Last paddle of the year
Ice is forming around the edge of Martel Lake so I took one last paddle. I love icebreaking in a canoe and today was perfect for it – thin ice and lots of open water.
Mika freaked at the crunch of breaking ice so she stayed onshore while Travis and I did one last circuit of the lake. Two bald eagles patrolled the shoreline.
At the end of our paddle I dragged the canoe from the lake and put away the paddles. In a month we’ll be hiking on lake ice.